An immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. This two-part biopic tells the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.
James Comey awakens on November 9, 2016, now known nationally as "the man who got Donald Trump elected." With that hanging over him, he now must try to find a way to work with the new President. That grows complicated when it becomes clear that Trump wants to use Comey, the Bureau, and the Department of Justice for his own political aims - forcing these two men on a collision course whose result is as inevitable as it is tragic.
James Comey interviews with President Obama and gets the job of a lifetime, Director of the FBI. But two years into his tenure, the Bureau is plunged into two hugely controversial cases: "Midyear Exam," the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails while serving as Secretary of State, and "Crossfire Hurricane," an investigation into Russia's ongoing attempts to derail the Presidential Election of 2016. Comey's decisions on those two cases will alter both his place in history and history itself.