James Comey

James Comey, Former FBI Director, Will Release Book About “Ethical Leadership”

James Comey sure knows how to make headlines. Between his investigations into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and possible Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Comey has become a household name. 

 

Publishers have taken notice. Flatiron Books will release Comey’s currently untitled book, which is expected to be finished in spring 2018.

 

Flatiron says the book will explore “what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions.” This may raise eyebrows on the left and right, as his decisions as FBI director were not without controversy. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken issue with Comey’s decision-making over the past year.

 

James Comey and Donald Trump shaking hands.

via CNBC

 

The book will contain “yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career.” His career stretches back much further than his position as FBI director. He also served as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general during George W. Bush’s presidency.

 

James Comey and Barack Obama

via CBC

 

Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last month attracted 19.5 million viewers, and was dubbed “Washington’s Super Bowl.” During that hearing, Comey put on full display his extreme attention to detail. It will be fascinating to hear some of his currently unheard anecdotes, though, he will not be able to share classified information.

 

Feature image courtesy of Politico.