A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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#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.

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265 reviews
September 29, 2019
The "Higher Loyalty" he's actually referring to is to himself. This nauseating & obnoxious fool is among far too many other so-called "public servants" who are ultimately committed to self-preservation, self-promotion and self-exaltation, which often reveals their core self-worship & self-glorification, by way of seditiously undermining our system of government, that rose triumphantly over the oppression of its former tyrants and to which they crave & lust for us to return. Except this time, *they* want to be the tyrants with the power to oppress us: tell us what we can & can't do, say & can't say, believe & can't believe, think & can't think. ***This book best used for kindling to ignite the blaze that consumes the contagious EVIL running rampant through the hearts & minds of formerly tolerable liberal Americans who have lost their freaking minds and are now committed to destroying this Nation we *all* ONCE loved!! God Help Us!! 🙏
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Gary Foley
April 30, 2018
First you have to understand the big picture: There is a private, elite, group you don't belong to, it's called BILDERBERG. They are made up of the world's top leaders and some of the most influential people on this planet. Their goal is world dominance - why not, they already own it. Next, to control everything they control both the Democratic and Republican political parties and media, and yes the public school system. Even though Trump was more or less forced to join the Republican-side he is actually a populist. And Trump was not the one they (Bilderberg) wanted in the pulpit. Instead the hearts and minds of the American people elected him because they, inadvertently, could see the destructive path America was heading down. This is bad for Bilderberg because it slows down their plan for world dominance. I know this sounds like a Rod Sterling Twilight episode, but it's not. Please note the words "slows down", for Trumps reign won't be forever and they cannot find ways fast enough to get him out of the way. Hence, Bilderberg is using the MEDIA, ALL DEMOCRATS, AND YES, COMEY, AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES in a full out attempt to do in Trump. You see folks, not to far from what Hitler wanted, so to does Bilderberg, and they will stop at nothing to gain complete world dominance. Actually they already own most of all the free world, and frankly don't care about the others for now. By ousting Trump they can speed things up, meaning they can further "mush up" the minds of our youth by lecturing them on how sweet it is to get everything they want for "free", and by distorting all moral and biblical truth and American values for "lies". Today, yes means no and no means yes. The moral of this story is James Comey is a bought and paid-for propagandist. He is strictly out for his own self interest and has no interest in preserving justice in this country. Instead on one hand he said that Hillary recklessly released national classified information, while on the other hand dismissing it, hence, "letting her off the hook" without conviction -- even though he had proof of her misdeeds. You or I would have been in prison long ago for treason, but not Hillary. As I said before, Hillary is one of Bilderberg's top puppets. In sum, James Comey's book is just a money-making tool for him, and yet another set of lies set forth to bring Trump down. Shame on Bilderberg for corrupting the minds of so many and in turn hurting so many Americans in the process. It's time to wake up and see what is really going on.
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Alfredo “Al” Nava
April 14, 2018
James Comey has been connected to the Clinton criminal network for decades. In 1996, James Comey acted as the deputy special counsel for the Senate committee investigating the Whitewater scandal. The Senate was investigating shady real-estate loans authorized while Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas. (via ABC News) Many people connected to the Whitewater company were arrested and charged with over 40 crimes, yet the Clintons remained unscathed. James Comey acknowledged that Hillary Clinton obstructed the investigation and destroyed evidence, yet he decided not to prosecute due to lack of “intent”.
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About the author

On September 4, 2013, James Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.

A Yonkers, New York native, Jim Comey attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, Comey returned to New York and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. There, he took on numerous crimes, most notably Organized Crime in the case of the United States v. John Gambino, et al. Afterwards, Comey became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted the high-profile case that followed the 1996 terrorist attack on the U.S. military’s Khobar Towers in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Comey returned to New York after 9/11 to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. At the end of 2003, he was tapped to be the Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and moved to the Washington, D.C. area.

Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its General Counsel. In early 2013, Comey became a Lecturer in Law, a Senior Research Scholar, and Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

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