The publishers of a new book by former FBI Director James Comey just moved up the publication date because of the intense interest in the FBI in the wake of President Trump’s continuing attacks on the agency’s credibility.
Flatiron Books, the publisher of Comey’s upcoming memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” cited the increasing demand for Comey’s contribution to the “urgent conversation” currently taking place about the FBI.
The book was originally scheduled for a May publication date, but will now be available on April 17th. A publicity blurb on Amazon gives an indication of the contents of Comey’s memoir:
“In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.”
With a career that spans from the George W. Bush administration through the Obama years and briefly into the turbulent Trump era, Comey has plenty of ground to cover, from his prosecution of Mafia figures and of Martha Stewart to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
It is his involvement in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s multiple ties to Russia and its interference in the U.S. presidential elections, however, that is sure to get the most attention and have readers salivating over any juicy new details of his confrontations with Trump.
From the description of the book, it sounds like Comey’s tome will be a sure-fire best seller. It’s likely the kind of book that President Trump should have read before deciding to run for President. It would be interesting to see what his presidency would be like if he had the slightest idea of “what good, ethical leadership looks like” and “what makes an effective leader.” One can dream anyway.