Former FBI Director James Comey is making waves with his forthcoming book — but the memoir may be causing more criticism than he anticipated.
From Conservative Post:
“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” is set to be released next week, but many media outlets have already received excerpts. People ranging from President Donald Trump to Congressman Trey Gowdy have already called out Comey for the book’s contents, and now even FBI members are criticizing its release.
CNN security correspondent Jamie Gangel told anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that she had spoken to FBI sources, and they were upset about Comey’s book.
“I’ve talked to quite a few former FBI high-ranking sources. They are not happy,” Gangel explained. “They feel it crosses the line of professionalism.”
The reporter was referring to portions of Comey’s book that can only be described as petty, such as calling Trump “orange” and comparing hand sizes to see who was larger.
Comey doubled-down on his pettiness during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. Instead of walking back some of the anti-Trump rhetoric in his book, Comey leaned into them.
Playing the hapless victim may have worked for Comey in the past, but the jig is up. He may have burned one too many bridges, and find the American people have run out of sympathy for his “woe-is-me” stories.