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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

James Comey's book

My latest book from the public library is A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by former FBI director James Comey.

I'm finding it very interesting so far. One misconception about the book is that it is all about Comey's interactions with Trump, but that's not so. The book is more about Comey's life experiences, especially those that were examples of how people in power should and should not treat people who are vulnerable.

The is what so struck him about Trump - his way of treating those he has power over - Comey saw Trump as a bully and reminiscent of a Mafia boss,. There were a couple of experiences in his earlier life that informed this opinion. When Comey a kid, his family moved and he became the new weird guy at school - he was bullied relentlessly. Later, when he became a US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Comey investigated and prosecuted members of the Mob (U.S. Charges 14 Reputed Members of Gambino Crime Family).

Here's a review of the book from The Guardian: A Higher Loyalty by James Comey – review

I'm still just a bit into it so far, but I'm looking forward to the parts about Trump. I do recommend the book.


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