There are two reasons he would need to remain "free to speak" as he says. 1) So that he can bash Trump and work towards getting him out of office to ensure he escapes accountability for his role in spygate, and 2) So that he can cultivate his narrative in the media that he did nothing wrong when targeting the Trump campaign and hopefully save himself from a potential indictment. Weird behavior from the former head of an agency that's not supposed to be political.
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Comey won't take a job so he's free to jab at Trump during 2020 election - (Jerry Dunleavy | Washington Examiner)