FBI Director James Comey to Speak at SXSW

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He will address the portion of the festival focusing on interactive technology.

South by Southwest on Thursday announced FBI director James Comey will address the portion of its festival focusing on interactive technology.

He will be a featured speaker in Austin, Texas, on March 13. Comey currently is under a U.S. Justice Department inspector general's investigation for an FBI probe into emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server.

In July, Comey announced that the FBI wasn't recommending criminal charges for Clinton. But, just 11 days before the election, he divulged that the FBI discovered new emails that could be relevant to that investigation.

Comey later said the FBI wasn't changing its July recommendation, but Clinton supporters blamed the incident for costing their candidate votes.

President Donald Trump has asked Comey to remain in his post for the remainder of a 10-year term expiring in 2023.

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