On Sunday, I finished A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. It was well-written, and easy and quick read even though there are a handful of questionable statements (or more, depending on your political leaning).
Regardless, the book provides some context into the decisions made leading up to and through the 2016 presidential race.
Below are a handful of excerpts along with my commentary (in italics).
This comes fairly early in the book and it gives the reader an impression of James Comey’s humor.
A few early hints into his relationships with presidents. Comey served under three presidents. Incredible how vastly different each one was in dealing with the DOJ and FBI.
How does one get to “accurate” feedback?
A point about the organization above the individual.
Listen, listen, listen.
I love this quote.
About the point where things start heating up. At least from a public perspective.
Later on, there’s a critical decision that needs to be made and it basically comes down to choosing the lesser of the two evils. A frightening position to be in.
You feel a genuine respect between President Obama and James Comey.
It gets even more uncomfortable at this point forward.
Reminded me of the great George Costanza:
Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.