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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:32 PM

Comeys Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It

Source: 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.

“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.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/us/politics/former-fbi-director-james-comey-book.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

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Reply Comeys Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It (Original post)
MelissaB Jul 15 OP
Gothmog Jul 15 #1
H2O Man Jul 15 #2
JI7 Jul 15 #3
Hortensis Jul 15 #5
StevieM Jul 15 #18
mr_lebowski Jul 15 #6
groundloop Jul 15 #7
mr_lebowski Jul 16 #20
OnDoutside Jul 15 #9
H2O Man Jul 15 #11
StevieM Jul 15 #17
Samantha Jul 16 #19
Hortensis Jul 16 #21
Sancho Jul 15 #4
dalton99a Jul 15 #8
ananda Jul 15 #10
StevieM Jul 15 #16
Honeycombe8 Jul 15 #12
Doug the Dem Jul 15 #13
AndyTiedye Jul 15 #14
Skittles Jul 15 #15

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:34 PM

1. I will not buy this book

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:37 PM

2. Recommended.

It's not surprising, of course. I will definitely buy a copy.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:42 PM

3. Fuck him. I just hope he makes things miserable for trump but if he hadn't gone public

About the email shit hillary would be president and he would still be fbi director.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:47 PM

5. "Public?" He commited subversion against our nation

by "pretending" there was something there. Completely agree with fuck him. I will not be purchasing the book, which of course will attempt to launder and spin his behavior for the history books.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:58 PM

18. I completely agree. It is terrible that Comey is treated like some kind of hero. (eom)

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:59 PM

6. He wasn't the one who went public ... that's BS ...

He reported in writing to Congress the discovery of addt'l potentially relevant emails related to the Clinton server investigation, as he was legally required to do per a previous agreement with Congress. He didn't really have a choice, he was completely 'damned if he did damned if he didn't'. Personally I'm convinced that Repub operatives in the FBI would've ratted him out had he failed to do report to Congress as he had agreed, and it would've looked WORSE for Hill if that had happened.

It was the Repukes in Congress (Chaffetz for example) that took the shit 'public' and then the stupid F'ing MSM who blew it of proportion with their 're-opening the investigation' bullshit stories. The investigation was never formally re-opened but they REPEATEDLY said it was, and I've seen people even here parrot that line.

I'm no huge Comey fan but he acted with integrity given the situation and I don't know the mans 'heart' so I don't feel qualified to claim he did what he did maliciously, nor to screw over Hillary and get Trump elected.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:06 PM

7. "Legally Required to do".... I don't think so

All I ever heard about is repuke congress critters pressuring Comey to spill any information he had on Hillary and he caved to their pressure. Please enlighten us as to the "Legally Required" part if it exists.

IMO Comey was a chicken-shit for caving to repuke pressure and acted unethically in giving out information concerning an ongoing investigation.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 03:46 AM

20. Perhaps 'legally required' is strong verbiage but he felt obliged due to statements he'd made ...

Previously to Congress, under Oath.

Or at least he's said he believed he was obliged, and I have no good-faith reason to doubt that's the case.

Maybe it's BS, I dunno know.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:35 PM

9. +1 Completely agree with that, Lebowski.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:09 PM

11. True.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:57 PM

17. I couldn't possible disagree more. (eom)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:53 AM

19. He made that statement for two reasons

Under oath, when testifying before Congress, he said if anything changed he would let them know. What prompted that statement was he was obligated to make it or risk being held in contempt of Congress for not doing so. The new information was just reported to him and that came from a NY prosecutor's office (I believe that is correct) informing him they were separately investigating Weiner's activities, and in that process uncovered child sex trafficking. Some of the emails the NY office uncovered were, according to them, relevant to the DC FBI investigation and they thought they should share that information. They also said they would give him two weeks to start arresting people, and if he did not do so, the NY prosecutor would make a public announcement and start charging people up there. They were just that upset over the information (and pictures) they had discovered.

Sam

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:17 AM

21. Then why were his peers across the nation shocked?

You might want to look at that up. The ethical and legal high ground lay in following well established procedures based on long established principles, which he abandoned.

The history before this of this particular conservative Republican is far from clean, btw. It is documented that Comey argued for using the power of the Justice Department to harass/persecute the Clintons long ago. Even though investigation had found nothing to indict Bill on, Comey wanted to continue anyway, to blow some more smoke and flash some more mirrors--much, in fact, as he later did with the phony email scandal, dragging out an investigation into a phony scandal with no crimes right up into the final months of the election.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:46 PM

4. I'll buy it if he admits he's a conservative idiot, apologies to Hillary, and donates to the DNC.

Otherwise, I don't care what he does. He's responsible for tRump, and he knows it. All the rationalization in a book or anywhere else won't change his incompetence.

Comey even screwed up dinner with Donnie. Damn FBI Director and all he can do is type a note when threatened and fired? My pet schnauzer would have at least bit the big guy on the butt on the way out.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:18 PM

8. Remember: No Comey letter, no President Trump.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 07:17 PM

10. I'm not even remotely interested.

Comey is dirt to me because of what he did to Clinton.

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Response to ananda (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:57 PM

16. Agreed. (eom)

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:26 PM

12. I bet they ARE willing to pay big bucks.

That's some compensation for being fired.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:56 PM

13. Suggested Title

Trump Card: How to Fuck Your Country For the Next 100 Years

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:32 PM

14. How about "More than Mildly Nauseous"

“It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might have had some impact on the election,” he told the senators.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/us/politics/james-comey-fbi-senate-hearing.html

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:36 PM

15. he will never be able to live down his part in getting that buffoon installed into the presidency

he knows it and anyone with critical thinking skills knows too

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