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Photos: How tall is James Comey? Tall. Like, really tall.

FBI Director James Comey was in Chelsea on Tuesday.Elise Amendola/Associated Press

By now, you’ve likely heard of James Comey.

The FBI director has been visible in political goings-on as of late, from the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy to questions about Russian meddling.

One thing people might not know about the leader of the FBI? He’s tall.

Like, really tall.

At 6 feet 8 inches, Comey — who reportedly likes to play basketball — is likely the tallest FBI director ever.

He was in Chelsea, Mass., on Tuesday for the ribbon-cutting of a new Boston FBI headquarters, and even next to Governor Charlie Baker — who clocks in at 6 feet 6 inches — Comey basically towered over everyone.


This isn’t the first time Comey’s height has been noticed: It was noted on political talks shows in January, when the FBI director seemed to overshadow President Trump while the two shook hands.

Photos from today’s ribbon-cutting in Chelsea:

Governor Charlie Baker and FBI Director James Comey. John Blanding/Globe Staff
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