Thursday, April 26, 2018

Report: James Comey Has Book Party For All Media Friends

Comey signs book for former DNC Chair Donna Brazile
Half the country hated him for how he handled the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton, and the other half cannot stand him for his cutting commentary on President Trump. So, who is left to show up when Jim Comey hosts a book party in Washington, D.C.?

Members of the media, of course, reports The Washington Post.

“Here comes the bar mitzvah boy,” the New York Times’s Mark Leibovich exclaimed when Comey arrived at the Newseum’s seventh floor to celebrate his best-selling memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”

It was, Comey said, his first and perhaps his last-ever book party. Like any intimate affair among friends, the evening began with a makeshift news conference. The events was held at the Newseun in DC.

Towering above the 100 or so guests who showed up, the 6-foot-8 Comey — fresh off interviews with “Fresh Air,” “Good Morning America,” “The Daily,” “The View” — was, yet again, easily accessible.

“Though I do wish he left some stuff out,” said a woman who used to know Comey from her days working at the White House. “We are all a bunch of prigs in Washington, after all.”

Okay, it is not entirely fair to imply Comey is the least popular man in America. Yes, the party featured more broadcasters than bosom buddies (CNBC’s John Harwood, CNN’s Ryan Lizza, not to mention a whole slew of Washington Post reporters), but not everyone represented the Fourth Estate.

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper was at the party, too, telling anyone who would listen that his tie made a cameo on page 201 of Comey’s book.

He continued: “The real reason I came is because my book comes out next month, and I wanted to see how these things worked.”

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