Lordy, I hope there are tapes

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April 15th may only mean one thing for most adults – tax time. But this April, circle that date on your calendar for another reason. I find it humorously ironic that former FBI Director James Comey chose this timeframe to release his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.” (The book hits the store shelves on April 17.)

Saturday was a very busy day for Trump’s Twitter account. Most of it involved his ongoing feud with the FBI. After Trump’s second controversial firing of an FBI leader in under a year, Comey and Trump exchanged sharp barbs on Trump’s favorite form of communication. It started with Trump calling Comey “Sanctimonious” and “Lying James Comey.” Then Comey, who has only occasionally tweeted since being fired, rifled back, “Mr. President, the American people will hear my story soon enough. And they can judge for themselves, who is honorable and who is not.” Last month Comey Tweeted a picture of himself making an audio version of the book, making a joke of his previous remark that he hoped Trump had recorded their previous interaction. The exchange was like Andre Agassi playing tennis with Daffy Duck.

There is currently a shroud over the contents of Comey’s memoirs. Both Comey and the publisher, Flatiron Books, are closed mouthed about its specific contents. It’s as if they are toying with Trump and his administration, and Comey has a great poker-face. Comey is playing three-dimensional chess and Trump is playing shuffleboard. The book is already ranked #2 on Amazon, only surpassed by “Russian Roulette,” also about Trump-Russia. The book will be available as an audiobook, meaning Trump can listen to it without having to do any reading.

I am really looking forward to reading this book. The carrot has been dangled in front of me, and I have bitten. I am hoping that Andrew McCabe will follow suit by writing a book of his own. It’s a case of “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

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