What’s James Comey’s web value, why was he fired by Donald Trump and who’s his spouse?

What’s James Comey’s web value, why was he fired by Donald Trump and who’s his spouse?

THE FBI boss who probed whether or not members of Donald Trump’s marketing campaign workforce colluded with Russia is about to be interviewed

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THE FBI boss who probed whether or not members of Donald Trump’s marketing campaign workforce colluded with Russia is about to be interviewed on Capitol Hill by home Republicans one final time

Right here’s the lowdown on James Comey who authored a memoir titled ‘A Increased Loyalty’ earlier this 12 months.

US President Donald Trump was fired because the director of the FBI, James Comey, pictured
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What does James Comey say in his new e book?

Comey’s e book, A Increased Loyalty, out subsequent Tuesday, is revealed 11 months after he was fired by Trump.

Comey’s dismissal triggered the appointment of Robert Mueller to supervise the investigation into Russian election meddling

Below-fire Trump has lengthy denied any collusion and has referred to as the high-profile investigation a “witch-hunt”.

In Comey’s memoirs, obtained by the Guardian, the previous FBI chief describes his first journey to Trump Tower in January 2017.

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Large Comey mentioned he was shocked in regards to the President’s top[/caption]

He was referred to as in to temporary the then president-elect in regards to the so-called soiled file on his hyperlinks to Russia compiled by the previous British spy Christopher Steele.

Towering 6ft 6ins Comey writes Trump “appeared shorter than he appeared on a debate stage with Hillary Clinton”.

He provides: “His face appeared barely orange, with brilliant white half-moons underneath his eyes the place I assume he positioned small tanning goggles.”

Comey additionally mentions Trump’s “impressively coiffed, brilliant blond hair.”

He reportedly writes: “I keep in mind questioning how lengthy it should take him within the morning to get that carried out.”

Comey, who likens Trump’s presidency to a “forest hearth”, repeatedly within the 304-page e book additionally paints Trump as a mafia-style boss.

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Comey additionally talked about Trump’s ‘impressively coiffed, brilliant blond hair’[/caption]

What has the President mentioned about Comey?

Donald Trump labelled Comey a “leaker & liar” in response to the previous FBI director’s claims in his upcoming e book.

In accordance with A Increased Loyalty, the President needed Comey to assist him show to the First Girl that he hadn’t paid Russian hookers to urinate on a lodge mattress.

Trump tweeted: “James Comey is a confirmed LEAKER & LIAR.

“Just about everybody in Washington thought he ought to be fired for the horrible job he did-until he was, in reality, fired.

“He leaked CLASSIFIED info, for which he ought to be prosecuted.

“He lied to Congress underneath OATH. He’s a weak and….untruthful slime ball who was, as time has confirmed, a horrible Director of the FBI.”

What’s his web value?

When Barack Obama nominated him as FBI director in 2013, Comey disclosed his web value as greater than £eight million in paperwork filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee through the affirmation course of.

That determine got here from a £2.5 million payout he was slated to obtain from Bridgewater Associates, the hedge fund he labored for on the time as normal counsel.

In accordance with the Centre for Responsive Politics, Comey earned about $6 million throughout his final 12 months at Bridgewater.

The £eight million determine additionally included a £2.5 million valuation for the home he shared together with his spouse and household in Westport, Connecticut, which bought for £2 million final 12 months.

Why did Donald Trump hearth James Comey?

Donald Trump has fired FBI director James Comey who was investigating alleged hyperlinks between the Trump marketing campaign and Russia.

The administration says Comey was sacked over his dealing with of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

In a letter to Mr Comey, Mr Trump mentioned the firing was mandatory to revive “public belief and confidence” within the FBI.

However the sudden sacking of the nation’s most senior legislation enforcement official outraged Democrats who mentioned the White Home was interfering within the inquiry into hyperlinks with Russia.

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Comey was sacked over his dealing with of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails[/caption]

Below Comey’s management, the FBI concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had accredited a multi-faceted marketing campaign to tilt the vote in Trump’s favour, in keeping with experiences.

Trump’s determination to fireside the FBI director is just about unprecedented, just one director has beforehand been fired within the bureau’s century-long historical past.

In a letter circulated by the White Home, Trump advised Comey: “You’re hereby terminated and faraway from workplace, efficient instantly.

“It’s important that we discover new management for the FBI that restores public belief and confidence in its very important legislation enforcement mission.”

Trump additionally used the letter to attempt to distance himself from the ever-deepening scandal over Russia’s involvement within the election.

The White Home mentioned the seek for a brand new FBI director was to start instantly.

FBI administrators are appointed for a single 10-year time period. The 56-year-old Comey, who’s widespread amongst rank-and-file brokers, was appointed 4 years in the past.


What did Comey say in his goodbye letter?

The previous FBI chief in a letter to colleagues and mates refused to be drawn on the circumstances of his sacking.

“I’ve lengthy believed {that a} President can hearth an FBI Director for any cause, or for no cause in any respect,” he wrote.

“I’m not going to spend time on the choice or the way in which it was executed.

“I hope you gained’t both. It’s carried out and I can be high-quality.”

The previous lawyer, appointed by Barack Obama in September 2013, praised the FBI’s work.

He added: “I’ve mentioned to you earlier than that, in occasions of turbulence, the American folks ought to see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence.”

 

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