Former FBI Director James Comey’s book is not scheduled for release until the middle of next month, but preorders for the forthcoming memoir climbed to the top of Amazon’s list of best-sellers over the weekend amid yet another bureau shakeup.
As of Sunday night, Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” occupied the number one spot among Amazon’s top 20 books, according to a Washington Post report. Its ascendance came over a weekend in which President Donald Trump lashed out at the Russia investigation of special counselor Robert Mueller and celebrated his attorney general’s firing of the FBI’s deputy attorney general, who had served under Comey.
“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy,” the president wrote on Twitter in the hours after McCabe, the former deputy FBI director, was fired. In subsequent posts, the president called Comey a liar and claimed there have been efforts to undermine him from within the FBI and the Justice Department.
Comey, who is scheduled to do several high profile interviews in the promotion of his book, responded on Twitter on Saturday, writing, “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not.”
By Monday morning, Comey’s book had dropped to second place on Amazon’s best-seller list, behind a children’s book from the HBO comedy show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” about Marlon Bundo, the pet rabbit that belongs to Vice President Mike Pence’s family. Comey’s book is scheduled for release on April 17.