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Former FBI James Comey to dish on career in new book

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 14:56:16-04

(KGTV) - The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations is coming to a book store shelf near you next year.

Flatiron Books announced Wednesday that former FBI James Comey signed the deal for the currently untitled book set to publish in Spring 2018.

The publisher said Comey will write about "what good, ethical leadership looks like" and what drives the decision making process in high leadership roles. The former head of the FBI will use examples from actual high-risk situations over his two-decade career and share previously-unheard anecdotes.

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"Throughout his career, James Comey has had to face one difficult decision after another as he has served the leaders of our country," Flatiron Books President and Publisher Bob Miller said in a release. "His book promises to take us inside those extraordinary moments in our history, showing us how these leaders have behaved under pressure.

By doing so, Director Comey will give us unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in leadership itself."

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Comey has been involved with numerous high-profile cases over his tenure at the FBI, including investigations surrounding torture and surveillance policies under former President George W. Bush's administration, sensitive emails sent by former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and the investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

Comey served as head of the FBI from 2013 until 2017, when he was fired by President Trump.

Comey later testified before a Senate intelligence committee, saying he believed the Trump administration "chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI" during the organization's probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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