Sunday, July 16, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey is going to write a book!

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. 

Mr. Comey has been meeting with editors and publishers in New York in recent days, and is being represented by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at the literary agency Javelin. The book is expected to go to auction this coming week, and all the major publishing houses have expressed keen interest, Mr. Latimer said. 

The book will not be a conventional tell-all memoir, but an exploration of the principles that have guided Mr. Comey through some of the most challenging moments of his legal career. Among those are his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server during a contentious election, and his recent entanglement with the president over the F.B.I.’s inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

 "Including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration."

I think that's the phrase that pays right there.

And it is undoubtedly also the reason that Trump and his cohorts are shitting bricks right about now.

Look for all kinds of Twitter tirades against Comey and the intelligence agencies to be flying from Trump's stubby fingers after he digests this news.

Definitely going to need more popcorn for this.


  1. Anonymous11:36 AM

    I'll be in line to purchase it first day it is published!

    And, I suspect his book will be on the Best Seller's List for a long, long period of time!

    His 'facts' about Donald Trump, etc. will be in print for the country and world to review. Can hardly wait to read it and learn the details the media doesn't know or hasn't been able to determine/cover.

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM

    I still want to know why he threw Hillary under the bus.

    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      I'm very perplexed by that also but I welcome his book nonetheless.

  3. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Liking the agency's name- Javelin. Hoping Trump's inevitable tell-all will be managed by a group called "Boomerang", since everything that leaves his mouth comes back to bite him!

    Wild Tortoise

  4. Here's another book I want to read.

    "The book takes its name from an address then-U.S. Attorney James Comey gave in 2002 to a fresh-faced crop of elite Justice Department recruits. Before becoming the best-known FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover, Comey oversaw the Southern District of New York, a federal jurisdiction with domain over Wall Street. The district has long served as the premiere assignment for prosecuting corporate wrongdoing, with a magnetic attraction to some of the country’s most ambitious young legal minds. In the speech, Comey warned against joining the “chickenshit club” ― his shorthand for prosecutors who only pursue cases they’re almost certain to win. Justice, he argued, came of taking on violators for whom the system seems rigged, not picking off easy targets."

    "In his eight years as president, Barack Obama oversaw a civil rights renaissance, laid the groundwork for combating climate change, and shepherded the nation through its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

    But his failure to prosecute Wall Street executives for causing the collapse of the housing market ushered in an era of populist rage that cleared the path for a demagogic reality-TV star to take the Oval Office, according to Jesse Eisinger’s new book, The Chickenshit Club, which hit shelves on Tuesday.

    “If they had, the history of the country would be different,” Eisinger, a veteran financial reporter at ProPublica whose investigation on shady crisis-era Wall Street practices won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011, told HuffPost by phone. “We would think of the financial crisis differently, think of the Obama administration differently; there would be a sense that the government was legitimate. There would be a sense of accountability after the crisis, the reforms would be tougher.”

    He added: “I don’t think we would have Donald Trump as president.” "

    "For all the failures of the Obama administration, the Trump White House threatens to be “an order of magnitude worse,” Eisinger said. Already, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made street crime and drug enforcement higher priorities than corporate misdeeds. White House officials indicated that antitrust approval of AT&T’s merger with CNN-owner Time Warner may hinge on personnel changes at the network, whose aggressive reporting has drawn Trump’s ire. Plus, Trump refused to sell his personal business, raising concerns that the Justice Department could become a tool to reward or punish the president’s partners and rivals.

    “We’re going to have a kleptocratic administration that looks the other way at corporate crime and hands the federal government over to corporates for all sorts of malfeasance,” Eisinger said. “I anticipate the worst Department of Justice in our lifetimes.” "

  5. I wonder if he will acknowledge that fact that his actions helped sink Hillary's campaign.


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