Former FBI Director James Comey has done well for himself. He went from being one of the most hated men in America to liberals for his pre-election reopening of the Hillary Clinton email case to a revered figure of the American left.
All that it took was his abuse of power to use the bureau in order to conduct an endless witch hunt against the democratically elected President of the United States.
Then once he was fired by President Donald Trump, he instantly became a martyr figure despite the possibility that he committed multiple crimes by leaking classified emails to media outlets that were pushing an anti-Trump agenda.
Now Comey is about to become a multi-millionaire. His upcoming memoir is reportedly so sought after that publishers are getting in line to see who can shower Mr. Comey with the most money in order to get his signature on a contract.
James Comey is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his time in the Trump administration https://t.co/T3y58hWQBC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 17, 2017
According to a report by the New York Times Comey’s “Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It”:
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.
“It’s a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed by lessons and experiences he’s had throughout his career, including his recent experiences in the Trump administration,” said Mr. Latimer, whose agency also represents Tucker Carlson and Donna Brazile. “It will speak to a broader desire in our country for more ethical leadership.”
It all sounds really nice but it’s difficult to see how waging a shadow campaign to reverse the results of an election and leaking classified information has anything to do with “ethical leadership” but it’s Comey and if nothing else, he has always been a self-promoting showboat.
Look for a movie deal to be next as Comey cashes in.