If you thought James Comey would go away – guess again.
The fired FBI Director could be in serious trouble over the content he leaked in his private meetings with President Trump.
But what Comey is about to do could land him a major Hollywood deal.
James Comey is being courted for a book deal about his life which would include a detailed section about his meetings with President Trump.
“Former FBI Director James Comey has been meeting with publishers to pitch a book he is writing about his public service career, that will include a section about his relationship with President Trump while he served as FBI director.
The New York Times reports that major publishing companies have been courting Comey in New York City over the past few days as the book is set to go to auction this week.
Comey’s upcoming book is not being billed as a conventional ‘tell-all memoir,’ but rather a book about the “guiding principles” that shaped Comey’s legal career.
‘It’s a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed by lessons and experiences he’s had throughout his career, including his recent experiences in the Trump administration,’ said Matt Latimer, a partner at Javelin, the literary agency that is representing Comey.
‘It will speak to a broader desire in our country for more ethical leadership.’”
Yeah, right. “A book about leadership.”
When exactly was this leadership demonstrated?
It’s being reported that this book has already generated a $10 million offer, but no deal has been finalized.
The sole reason for such an insane amount of money is because anti-Trump liberals everywhere will clamor upon the book’s release, just so they can read the part about his private meetings with Trump.
This will only add more fuel to their hatred towards the president – looking for innuendos and subtext as if it’s a steamy Danielle Steel romance novel.
And those kinds of “steamy novels” are snatched up by Hollywood producers hungry for their next payday.
The Hill reports:
“A movie-TV agent also told the publication that he knows of a ‘top-drawer producer who’s already talking to stars to cast the Comey role.’
‘He has to be tall, good-looking and a Jimmy Stewart-John Wayne-hero type.
I was mesmerized when I spent the whole day watching Comey testify,’ the agent said.
‘Comey could expect a movie deal tied into the book worth many millions of dollars more, tens of millions.”
The proposed book deal reported by the Daily Mail would reportedly cover Comey’s entire life, starting from his childhood and chronicling various issues including how he handled the investigation into the private email server of 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, publishing executives told the paper.
The report comes on the heels of Comey’s high-profile appearance last week in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The hearing focused on his dismissal by President Trump and dominated discussion on television and in Washington.
During the hearing, Comey said he believed he was directed by Trump to end a criminal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey said Trump lied about the circumstances of his dismissal and the state of the bureau.”
His story would probably become a Lifetime movie of the week – at best.
Fortunately the book will be vetted by the government to ensure nothing classified gets published.
But if his recent actions are any indication of his clueless perception of what the term “classified” means, this book might not even make the light of day.