- The title for former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming book has been released.
- It takes a shot at President Donald Trump.
- The book will be titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
The title for former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming book has been released — and it appears to be a direct shot at President Donald Trump.
The book, titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” seems to be a play on Comey’s claim from testimony earlier this year that Trump told the then-FBI director, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”
Comey delivered that testimony after Trump fired him in May. Comey’s firing led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller — a former FBI director himself — to take over the investigation into whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russians to swing the 2016 election.
On Twitter, Comey posted a story about the release of the title for his upcoming book.
“Lordy I hope there are pictures,” he wrote, a reference to a statement he made in testimony earlier this year when asked about whether any tapes existed of his conversations with Trump, which Trump had alluded to.
“Lordy I hope there are tapes,” he said then.
It was later revealed by the administration that no tapes of the conversations existed.
In August, Flatiron Books announced it would be publishing Comey’s book, which he sold as being about ethics, leadership, and his government experience. The book will be released in the spring.
Comey will apparently recount his involvement in both the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state and his clashes with Trump, The New York Times reported. Flatiron teased that Comey would reveal new details about those clashes with the president, saying Comey would “share yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career.”
Here is the cover for Comey’s new book, courtesy of Axios: