James Comey Height Photos: Yes, Comey Is Extremely Tall

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James Comey towers over former President Barack Obama. (Getty)

With ousted James Comey in the spotlight a lot more, many people have noticed that the former FBI director is extremely tall.

It’s especially glaring when you see Comey standing next to other politicians who, themselves, are pretty tall. Case in point: The above photo of Comey standing next to former President Barack Obama, who is 6 foot 1 inch tall.

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FBI Director James Comey shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (Getty)

Pity the poor men who have to stand next to Jim Comey. People of average height – even people who are tall – look short next to Comey.

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James Comey was the United States Deputy Attorney General in President George W. Bush’s administration. (Getty)

Exactly how tall is former FBI director James Comey?

He’s 6 foot 8 inches tall, according to the Boston Globe, which also reports that he – of course – likes to play basketball.

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James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), shakes hands with Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency. (Getty)

According to AOL, height runs in the Comey family. “Comey’s son is also a basketball player. Brien Comey played basketball at Kenyon University until last season, when he graduated. He is 6’8″, just like his dad,” reports AOL.

US President Barack Obama arrives alongside new FBI Director James Comey (2nd R), Comey’s wife, Patrice Failor (R), and FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce (L) during an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2013. (Getty)

James Comey towers over President Trump too; Trump stands 6 foot 2 inches tall. It’s believed that Comey was the tallest FBI director in U.S. history.

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FBI Director James Comey (C) makes his way from the witness table after testifying before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign in the Longworth House Office Building on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Comey will be thrust back into the spotlight shortly when he gives testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in public. CNN reported that Comey plans to testify that Donald Trump allegedly pressured him to end the FBI’s investigation into whether Trump officials colluded with Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is now leading that probe.

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AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 23: FBI Director James Comey arrives to speak on national security challenges at the University of Texas Austin on March 23, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Getty)

Comey’s extreme height has made him a more intimidating figure as a prosecutor to some, reports The Independent.