Former FBI director James Comey to write memoir

Flatiron Books has nabbed one of the most anticipated memoirs in Washington — that of former FBI Director James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Trump in May.

Comey reportedly met with multiple publishers who were salivating over what the former director might reveal in his book. As yet untitled, it will be published in spring 2018.

The description from the publisher was short on specifics, and on the surface the memoir hardly sounds like a tell-all.

“In his forthcoming book, Comey will explore what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. Using examples from some of the highest-stakes situations in the past two decades of American government, Comey will share yet-unheard anecdotes from his long and distinguished career,” according to a news release.

Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron, said Comey “will give us unprecedented entry into the corridors of power.”

In June, Comey testified before the Senate that he believed Trump fired him to relieve pressure from the ongoing FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

In an interview with NBC, Trump called the director a “showboat” and a “grandstander” and said the Russia investigation was a factor in his firing.

Comey also was in the crosshairs of last year’s presidential election over Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

He began serving as FBI director in 2013 after being appointed by President Obama.

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