You saw the lines arcing away from each other leading to increased murder rates in cities. It discusses the challenges we can all face when we have a boss who wants us to go against our core beliefs and act on something that we may perceive to be unethical. I believe that in some of his actions, Comey, knowingly or unknowingly, became, in his head, one with the department. James Comey is a lawyer, and in A Higher Loyalty he has presented a case to the jury of American public opinion. 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. God help America,they will certainly need it with this president. If you want a more subtle and serious look at the situation, this is your best bet.
I spent a lot of time thinking about the titl First off, five stars for this excellently written book. Yes, he tries to make himself look good by talking about his noble motives, but, unless he practiced introspection, he could not relay his introspective self-interrogations about his motives and whether something is ego-driven or directed for the higher good. After law school, Comey returned to New York and joined the U. This is more a career memoir, than anything else. He previously served as U.
This mistake colored and contaminated the crucial decisions and non-decisions—about Hillary and her emails, Trump and his Russians—that his subtle perhaps too subtle intellect made in the summer and fall of 2016. . He found out the same time we the public did. We need love and light back. Sit there, and imagine you are at the end of your life.
The longer I listened to Comey speak - both about his personal and professional life, his values and ethical stand - the more I came to appreciate him. I was fascinated by what Comey had to say about a variety of things: Martha Stewart, George W. The book was written and edited pretty quickly so there was some repetition that could have been cleaned up. Simply put, It was actually a good book. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, where he worked under Rudolph Giuliani.
I do recommend the book, and congratulate Comey for being such an entertaining writer. An aspect I enjoyed, was learning about his family and past and noting the obvious love and admiration he feels for his wife and his family. I watched him make commonsense decisions when big-city lawyers were tied up in knots of overthinking and arrogance. The first part of the book is actually really amazing, probably four-stars worthy, if I'm being honest. It's good to know that the people who worked for Giuliani recognized what an asshole he is.
They threaten the weak to feed some insecurity that rages inside them. In addition to a few really good belly laughs, it contains astonishing descriptions of presidential bone-headedness and narcissism that will set your hair on fire. I can think of a number of scholarly histories: David Cecil's two-volume biography of Lord Melbourne, anything written by Winston Churchill. Comey compared President Trump to a Mafia boss who demanded total loyalty and complete control of a situation. Something he admits to struggling with. They brought tears to my eyes.
It also serves as a balm amid the forest fire of Trump presidency. He is a deeply reflective person. I have written to the publisher to ask whether they would like to send me a review copy of this book. He previously served as U. Comey is a man who is in love with the law and justice and has a loathing of bullies. He writes about being a target for bullies in the fifth grade.
Wil je deze content als ongepast rapporteren? Comey dedicated his career to the basic values of honesty, professionalism and justice. I knew that Comey, as an Assistant U. Comey actually writes a fascinating book here, not because he is a stellar writer, but because he tackles some interesting topics and offers an insider's view of things that you and I have only read about in the papers. I vehemently disliked James Comey over the Hillary Clinton email debacle. He was also on the scene when one of our major political bullies, Dick Cheney, tried to wrest a signature from a man in a hospital ward, just so he could continue an expiring domestic surveillance program of questionable legality. Donald Trump, during his tete-a-tete dinner with Comey, speaks of the White House menu cards: On my plate, I had found a large cream-colored card describing the entire four course menu in cursive script. This is what was said.
Read this book; be fearless. The quality of his writing, the reaches of his candor meant I couldn't put down the book until I finished it. He tries to write the facts objectively and without extrapolation. The investigation had been reopened when emails were found on a laptop belonging to Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin, and her husband. Houses, cars, awards on the wall? From his first strange meeting with Trump, to a wildly inappropriate dinner, he was put in a terrible bind, one he didn't know how to handle. His journey provides an entry into the corridors of power and a lesson in what makes an effective leader.
I tell them that I hope some of them decide to have been people who used their abilities to help those who needed it—the weak, the struggling, the frightened, the bullied. He knew the odds of that happening were small. Later on, a couple of weeks before the election, a huge trove of Clinton emails were found on the computer of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, husband of Clinton's assistant Huma Abedin. Well, the privacy problem is also lines arcing away from each other. Yes, Comey is no wizard with words. He discusses his early career moves, cases and his growth into a self-described honest citizen. The sensational number one bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump.