But in amongst all this was another bit of bad news.
Speaking under oath before the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives, Comey revealed his disloyalty to one American institution.
He said he was not a fan of the New England Patriots.
When trying to explain the animosity felt towards then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Russian president Vladimir Putin, the FBI director used what he called a 'homely metaphor':
I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, I’d like them to lose.
He continued, as he explained how Putin may have indirectly supported Trump, in that he was the opponent of Hillary Clinton.
And I’m at the same time rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beat them because there’s only two teams on the field.
He further explained that while the Russian government may have supported Donald Trump initially, when polls suggested Trump would lose the election, the Russian intelligence services focused their attention on destabilising Clinton, rather than aiding Trump.
Comey was answering a question that attacks on Clinton was designed to undermine her future presidency, if not tanking her chances of winning the White House.