Over the course of the last year, James Comey has revealed himself to be little more than an opportunist now trying to make money with a self-serving revised history of the poor leadership he put America through.
The former FBI director took a not-so-veiled swipe at President Trump on Tuesday with a tweet touting the audio version of his upcoming autobiography “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
Lordy, this time there will be a tape. Audio book almost finished. pic.twitter.com/38LNOJdtw7
— James Comey (@Comey) February 27, 2018
Comey shared a photo of himself recording the narration for his audio book and wrote in his tweet’s caption: “Lordy, this time there will be a tape. Audio book almost finished.”
The comment alluded to President Trump’s suggestion that there were tapes of his conversations with Comey while he was still serving as FBI director.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Comey was fired last year, after which the Obama appointee leaked notes of his conversations with President Trump to the New York times through a friend.
His claims that the president asked for his loyalty and requested an end of the probe into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Since leaving the Bureau, Comey has largely devoted himself to his two favorite pastimes: photographing nature and indirectly criticizing President Trump–sometimes at the same time.
I’ve heard people have missed my photo tweets. ? I took this yesterday during a long, peaceful walk by the Potomac on a break from putting finishing touches on my book. I’m looking forward to its release and joining the discussion about ethical leadership. pic.twitter.com/GLcDGsSWR9
— James Comey (@Comey) February 6, 2018
Comey’s repeated calls for “ethical leadership,” which are characteristically devoid of the courage to mention President Trump by name, smack of hypocrisy when he admittedly leaked confidential notes to start an investigation into the person who fired him.
Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values. Happy New Year, everybody.
— James Comey (@Comey) December 31, 2017
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” Arnold H. Glasow(1905-1998)
— James Comey (@Comey) November 19, 2017
Even the title of Comey’s book–“A Higher Loyalty”–is another subtle jab at the president, an allusion to the New York billionaire’s alleged “loyalty” request, which sounds like something out of “The Godfather.”
Yet for all the quotes he shares about leadership and abuse of power, Comey notably avoids taking “his share of the blame” for the Bureau’s shortcomings under his tenure, including for allowing anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok to co-write Hillary Clinton’s exoneration letter and let witnesses like Huma Abedin off the hook after lying to the FBI.
In fact, Comey hasn’t owned up to reports that he drafted Clinton’s exoneration before the investigation even concluded.
Comey seems to think taking pot shots at the nation’s duly-elected president will help him stay relevant. The former FBI chief should be glad President Trump fired him.
“If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it.” Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1855). pic.twitter.com/YZf4q88wyi
— James Comey (@Comey) November 11, 2017
He appears more in his element as an amateur photographer and aspiring philosopher than as an FBI director.
Really? Nobody cares to hear your voice again unless you’re testifying under oath..explaining why you lied to Congress and the American people!
— ⚖ The Justice Team ⚖ (@robyns323) February 28, 2018
Are the lies easier to tell when you’re just reciting them off a written page? #AskingForAFriend
— Patrick Henry (@DonovansGhost) February 28, 2018
@JamesComeyFBI you need help you, are a legend in your own mind. You are an embarrassment, no other FBI Director has acted in such a childish way. Your comeuppance is coming and your fall will be mighty.
— Leonard Benedetto (@Leonard74487966) February 28, 2018
In this book do you admit to fostering a liberal leading agenda for your subordinates to follow? And for turning your back on justice for Hillary?
— CNN SUCKS (@ronhack24) February 28, 2018
Comey the Comedian
— Mike Denman (@mdenrn) February 28, 2018
Lordy, please stop.
— Bill Bonn (@AlongtheBillabo) February 28, 2018
I use to believe Comey was an honorable agent, but he is proving to be a complete political hack!
— Achilles (@Achilles936) February 28, 2018
The thing is he probably will release this in the form of a cassette.
— The Dude (@Glasshomes12) February 28, 2018
I wonder which book will sell more Hilary’s book or Comie’s book?
— Gary Kirsch (@gary_kirsch) February 28, 2018