A special individual
James Comey, or Jim, as I like to call him after reading this book, is a special individual. His commitment to the truth and to the right is really moving, and the book really showed me how gut-ripping some decisions that he had to make affected him as a person and professional. Very well written, for me this book was a page-t... James Comey, or Jim, as I like to call him after reading this book, is a special individual. His commitment to the truth and to the right is really moving, and the book really showed me how gut-ripping some decisions that he had to make affected him as a person and professional. Very well written, for me this book was a page-turner. I read in only 4 days! Can't wait to read his second book, Saving Justice.
Truth, Lies, and Leadership
#1 New York Times Bestseller now in paperback with new material
The inspiration for The Comey Rule, the Showtime limited series starring Jeff Daniels premiering September 2020
In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.
Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
James B. Comey, geb. 1960, hat Jura in Chicago studiert und arbeitete danach bei der New Yorker Staatsanwaltschaft und als Generalstaatsanwalt in Virginia, bis er 2003 zum stellvertretenden Justizminister aufstieg. Danach ging er in die Wirtschaft, bis Präsident Obama den auch an der Columbia Law School Lehrenden 2013 zum FBI Direktor ernannte. 2017 feuerte Präsident Trump den politischen Beamten, weil er nicht bereit war, die Russland-Ermittlungen gegen seine Mitarbeiter im Wahlkampf und im Weissen Haus einzustellen. Comey ist verheiratet und hat fünf Kinder.