Comey’s gossip book skyrockets to number one. ‘Fmr spook’ better hold the champagne

Add fired FBI director James Comey to the growing list of disgruntled rivals who are profiting from bloviating obsessively about President Trump.

Comey’s forthcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty,” has already hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list even though it doesn’t come out until April 17. Nonstop media hype has fueled hefty pre-sales as Trump haters eagerly await Comey’s rumored dirt on POTUS.

Comey shilled his book on Twitter via a veiled threat to Trump, writing: “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon.”

The only problem for Comey is, the promo for his book is probably the same as his toothless “investigation” of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server: All bark, no bite.

As BizPac Review previously reported, more than half the memos Comey kept about his meetings with Trump contain classified information, so he could actually go to jail if he blabs recklessly.

FBI policy specifically states that all records (like the notes Comey used as the basis for his book) created by employees are considered government property, and that disclosing sensitive intel could endanger national security (a federal crime):

“Unauthorized disclosure, misuse, or negligent handling of information contained in the files, electronic or paper, of the FBI or which I may acquire as an employee of the FBI could impair national security, place human life in jeopardy, result in the denial of due process, prevent the FBI from effectively discharging its responsibilities, or violate federal law.”

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Robert Mueller was FBI Director from 2001 to 2013 under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Mueller is a close friend or James Comey, whom President Trump fired. (Image: screengrab)

Comey has a major media tour planned to roll out his Trump-focused gossip book. On April 15, Comey will be interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, the former White House communications director under president Bill Clinton.

The longtime pal of special counsel Robert Mueller will also hit the talk-show circuit, including stops on “The View” and “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, many on Twitter slammed Comey as a shameless sellout.

Radio host Mark Simone pointed out that a stunning irony: “Comey and McCabe both kept detailed notes on their brief meetings with President Trump. But on the crucial, very important Hillary Clinton interrogation they made no notes or transcript. Totally corrupt.”

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said if Comey had really wanted to “tell his story,” he could’ve given the info to Wikileaks last year instead of waiting until he signed a lucrative book contract.

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza remarked that egotistical Comey thinks Americans have nothing better to do than wait with “bated breath to hear from a disgraced former spook.” (Spook is slang for spy.)

GOP strategist Arthur Schwartz’s Twitter photo of Comey comforting fellow Obama holdover Andrew McCabe perfectly encapsulates the flailing anti-Trump Deep State.

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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