From James Comey, former FBI director and the number one bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, Saving Justice is about how truth and the institutions of justice have been eroded under Trump and how they can be restored.
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. 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). On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.
An absolutely fascinating read for anyone who wants to
understand the workings of the US Justice System and American
Politics more broadly. -- Emily Maitlis
'The Capitol riot was our Chernobyl...I was sickened to
watch an attack on the literal and symbolic heart of our democracy,
and, as a law enforcement person, I was angered. I am mystified and
angry that Capitol Hill wasn't defended. It's a hill! If you wanted
to defend it, you could defend it, and for some reason it was not
defended. I think that's a 9/11-size failure and we're going to
need a 9/11-type commission to understand it so that we don't
repeat it.' (Guardian interview, 19th Jan 2021)
'The Republican party needs to be burned down or changed. Something is shifting and I'm hoping it's the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one. Who would want to be part of an organisation that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It's just not a healthy political organisation.' (Guardian interview, 19th Jan 2021)
'I just think, on balance, the country is better served by impeaching him [Trump], convicting him in the Senate and letting local prosecutors in New York pursue him for the fraudster he was before he took office.' (Guardian interview, 19th Jan 2021)