You have to wonder what James Comey is thinking, as he gets ready to head out on a massive book tour.
There are two very serious probes happening right now, and Comey is at the center of both.
So, as one former FBI official correctly stated, James Comey is walking into a “perjury trap” with his “tell-all” book, and his subsequent tour.
From Washington Examiner
Former FBI Director James Comey is placing himself into a “perjury trap position” with his upcoming book tour, an ex-FBI supervisory special agent said on Saturday.
With “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” slated to hit bookshelves in 10 days, James Gagliano said the timing of its release and Comey’s accompanying book tour could be problematic in light of recent developments of two federal investigations.
Comey “has become a darling of the ‘Resistance.’ Half of the country fervently believes that when he comes out with this book, there is going to be indisputable evidence there that is going to lead to the president’s either indictment or potentially a impeachment hearing,” Gagliano said during an interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish.
“Now, here is the problem with that,” he continued. “There are two major consequential probes going on right now. The Russia probe … and with the findings not being released yet, James Comey is putting himself into a perjury trap position. He will be talking about things – meaning his interactions with the president – he had nine separate interactions either on the phone or in person with the president, and he’s going to set himself up to purposefully or unwittingly saying something that is not consistent with what he’s going to have told the special prosecutor.”
Gagliano said there is also the matter of the Justice Department inspector general looking into the DOJ and FBI over their actions, including during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private email server, which Comey oversaw.
“He’s also be a central figure in that. So, I think that the timing is the issue,” Gagliano said.
Comey was fired as head of the FBI in June of last year by President Trump and since becoming active on Twitter has been critical of the president and his treatment of the DOJ and FBI, threatening last month that American people will “soon” be able to judge “who is honorable and who is not.”
Gagliano said Comey’s Twitter attacks on Trump are a “bad look.”
Further throwing Comey’s future in doubt, CNN recently reported that a public claim made by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired last month, stood at odds with comments from his former boss, Comey, according to the yet-to-be-released Justice Department inspector general report on leaking to the media.
“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” will be available on April 17.