Now that the latest developments in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal have dominated the media and Trump’s Twitter timeline, word about former FBI Director James Comey was starting to take a backseat – until now. If Trump thought Comey was going to disappear into the background, he just learned that he was very, very wrong.
Trump has enough to worry about with his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, and Comey dropped a bombshell on him yesterday with the announcement that he intends to write a book – a book that will probably contain some very damaging information about Trump and his administration.
The New York Times reported that Comey will talk about his public service in the book, and his final controversial months during Trump’s presidency will be included. The New York Times said:
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.
If Trump didn’t regret firing Comey a few months ago, he’s certainly going to now. This is going to keep Comey in headlines for a long time, and publishers are already lining up to get their hands on his story.
Comey was an absolute nightmare for Trump in the final months that led to his firing, refusing to let go of the Russian investigation like Trump asked. Now Comey has more reason than ever to go after Trump, and the world can’t wait to get their hands on all the damaging details.