Former FBI Director James Comey took an apparent jab at Donald Trump with the title of his upcoming book: “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” and then on Twitter when he retweeted the story from Mike Allen of Axios, adding, “Lordy, I hope there are pictures.”
Earlier this year, Trump suggested that his conversation with the former FBI Director was taped. “Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump said. In response, Comey said, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
With the book title, Comey appears to be referencing Trump’s alleged demands for his “loyalty” before the former reality show star abruptly fired him in May. Trump told Comey, “I need loyalty.”
Why it matters: Comey kept notes and showed during his testimony that he has an eye and voice for vivid, novelistic detail. He was fired. And the multimillion-dollar book deal — brokered by Javelin, with Flatiron Books. Means, motive, opportunity. This should be good!
“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,” Matt Latimer, a partner with Javelin publishing company, told The New York Times. “It will speak to a broader desire in our country for more ethical leadership.”
Lordy I hope there are pictures. https://t.co/7mkLLskVu8
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) November 2, 2017
Comey’s tweet went viral.
Just when I thought I couldn’t like you more, you go and say something like this.
— Francis Scott Keygen (@i_endure) November 2, 2017
Trump will have plenty of time to read it… IN PRISON
— Karen Germaine (@KarenGermaine) November 2, 2017
Everytime I see your face it makes me smile cause I know somebody knew what was going on and had the courage to do the right thing!
— Amanda Kerth (@GOVTWINE) November 2, 2017
This is still my favorite shirt Jim. pic.twitter.com/Bb2yCoL8qK
— Cory Niblett (@PR3SIDENT) November 2, 2017
Ha! Comey, you rock. #Shade
— ThorneSC (@ThorneSC) November 2, 2017
A lot of Internet sleuths believed that @FormerBu’s Twitter account was Comey’s but he didn’t out himself until a few days ago when he suddenly added a picture for his avatar with a bio that reads, “Former FBI Director, current husband and father, writing and speaking about ethical leadership, wears running shoes to exercise, taller and funnier in person.” He should have added: Shade thrower.
Donald Trump not only launched a war on the Intelligence community but also on intelligence.
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