Former FBI Director James Comey's upcoming book, 'A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,' jumped to the top of Amazon's best seller list over the weekend.

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Comey book shoots to top of Amazon’s best seller list after Trump tweet

Trump's tweets probably helped.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Mar 19, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:23 pm CDT

Former FBI Director James Comey‘s upcoming book,  A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, jumped to the top of Amazon’s best seller list over the weekend after President Donald Trump tweeted about him and Andrew McCabe, the FBI Deputy Director, who was fired on Friday night.

The book jumped to the number one spot on the best-seller list, according to reports, but as of Monday morning had fallen into second place after a book connected to John Oliver claimed the top spot. Comey’s book had been the 15th best seller before Trump’s tweets, CNN reports.

A Higher Loyalty is scheduled to be released on April 17.

Shortly after Trump’s firing of McCabe, Comey said people will be able to “judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not” once they read his book.  The day before, Trump attacked the former FBI director in a tweet about McCabe’s firing.

“Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not,” Comey tweeted.

On Saturday and Sunday, Trump went on a tweetstorm where he attacked both former members of the FBI. In his tweets, Trump said McCabe had “fake memos,” referring to the notes he took about his interactions with Trump that are expected to be examined by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Comey also said he took notes about his time with the president.

In another tweet, Trump accused the former FBI director of lying under oath, apparently referencing a Fox & Friends segment.

While Trump has a history of attacking the former FBI director on Twitter, Comey has seemingly mastered the art of subtweeting, posting cryptic messages on Twitter during particularly tumultuous moments of Trump’s presidency.

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*First Published: Mar 19, 2018, 12:50 pm CDT