Former FBI Director James Comey rips President Trump as “untethered to truth” and self-interested in his upcoming memoir, according to an Associated Press report.
In the book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” Comey describes Trump’s leadership as “ego driven and about personal loyalty,” and accuses the president of trying to pressure him over the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 president campaign.
The former top cop also takes personal shots at Trump, describing “bright white half-moons” under his eyes that he suggests are the result of wearing tanning goggles, according to the AP.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017, ostensibly for his handling of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State.
But Trump acknowledged days after Comey’s dismissal that the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow factored into the decision.
Comey’s book, which is due for release next week, offers an account of his interactions with Trump similar to the one he gave in congressional testimony last year.
He acknowledged in that testimony that he had authored memos documenting his interactions with the president, including one in which Trump pressed him for a pledge of loyalty and another in which he allegedly suggested that Comey drop the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.