3 Aug 2017

Former FBI boss signs book deal

12:27 pm on 3 August 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by US President Donald Trump, has signed a deal for a book on leadership and decision-making that will come out in spring 2018, the publisher says.

Former FBI Director James Comey.

Former FBI Director James Comey Photo: AFP

The book deal with Macmillan's Flatiron Books comes three months after Mr Comey's firing raised questions about whether Mr Trump tried to interfere with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into Russia's alleged meddling with the US presidential election.

Russia denies any interference, and Mr Trump has denied collusion with Russia and interfering with the investigation.

The book, which has not yet been given a title, will discuss "what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions", Macmillan's Flatiron Books said in a statement on Wednesday.

Flatiron won the rights to the book after an auction and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition to reflections on Mr Comey's interactions with Mr Trump this year, the book will feature anecdotes from his role in leading an investigation into the use of a private email server by Democrat Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign.

Mr Comey's announcement that the FBI was reopening the Clinton email investigation days before the November election led to accusations by some Democrats that he was unfairly influencing the outcome. The FBI eventually closed the probe without taking any action.

- Reuters

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