Former FBI director James Comey could cash in for up to tens of millions of dollars after his firing on Tuesday.
Keith Urbahn, founder and president of powerhouse literary agency Javelin, told TheDC that “it depends on the timing and how well crafted the book proposal is, but conceivably Jim Comey could get to an eight-figure advance for his memoir.”
“Getting to that level hinges on the story he has to tell.”
Javelin has represented numerous high-profile political clients, including Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson, who recently scored a book deal in the same range as a potential Comey book deal.
Comey was fired on Tuesday, ostensibly for his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Comey found out that he’d been fired while giving a talk to FBI employees at the agency’s Los Angeles office, according to reports. When news of his firing flashed on TV screens at the back of the room where he was speaking, Comey reportedly started to laugh, and said he thought it was a funny joke. Shortly thereafter, a letter from President Trump informing Comey of his firing was delivered to the FBI’s DC office.
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau. It is essential that we find new leadership for the F.B.I. that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Trump said in his letter to Comey. “You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.”