Former FBI Director James Comey Signs $2.5 Million Book Deal

Upcoming book will explore “what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions”

Last Updated: August 2, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

Former FBI director James Comey, who was dismissed from the bureau by President Trump in May, has signed a book deal with Flatiron Books, for a spring 2018 publication.

The deal was made for roughly $2.5 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

According to Flatiron, the 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.”

This will be the first book for Comey, who served as FBI director from 2013 to 2017.

“Throughout his career, James Comey has had to face one difficult decision after another as he has served the leaders of our country,” Flatiron president an publisher Bob Miller said of the upcoming work. “His book promises to take us inside those extraordinary moments in our history, showing us how these leaders have behaved under pressure. By doing so, Director Comey will give us unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in leadership itself.”

Days after Comey’s dismissal, the former FBI director revealed a memo he wrote following a February meeting with Trump, indicating that Trump had asked Comey to halt the bureau’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

The memo, combined with Comey’s dismissal and subsequent Congressional testimony raised questions as to whether obstruction of justice had occurred.