James Comey is putting the president on warning.
The former FBI director reacted to the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with a mysterious tweet that directly challenged President Trump, hinting that “the American people will hear my story very soon.”
Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.
— James Comey (@Comey) March 17, 2018
“Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not,” Comey wrote.
The remark may have alluded to his upcoming memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which will be released on April 17.
The book will include “never-before told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations” of Comey’s career, Fortune reports.
According to Politico, the memoir will describe the occasion in which President Trump allegedly asked Comey for his loyalty, as well as the former FBI director’s briefing of the Steele dossier.
Comey teased “A Higher Loyalty” last month, tweeting “Lordy, this time there will be a tape” along with a picture of himself recording the audio version of the book.
Lordy, this time there will be a tape. Audio book almost finished. pic.twitter.com/38LNOJdtw7
— James Comey (@Comey) February 27, 2018
McCabe was fired late Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the recommendation of the FBI’s own Office of Personal Responsibility after Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who determined the former deputy director lied to investigators reviewing the Bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server probe.
McCabe said in a statement:
“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.
“The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President.”
Legal scholar John Turley observed that McCabe’s could inadvertently be used to shut down the Mueller probe because it seemingly contradicted Comey’s denial in a congressional hearing of having ever leaked information regarding the Trump investigation to the press.
In a late-night tweet, President Trump enthusiastically celebrated McCabe’s firing, calling it a “great day for Democracy.”
The firing came shortly before McCabe was set to become eligible for retirement with full benefits on Sunday.