Comey: I wrote about 3 presidents, 2 of whom illustrated ‘ethical leadership’

Comey: I wrote about 3 presidents, 2 of whom illustrated ‘ethical leadership’
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIntelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report FBI director says Russian influence efforts are ‘very active’ Ex-Clinton press secretary Fallon rejects Comey endorsement of Democrats in midterms MORE said Sunday that he wrote about three presidents in his new book, adding that two of them illustrated "ethical leadership."

"My book is about ethical leadership & draws on stories from my life & lessons I learned from others," Comey tweeted.

"3 presidents are in my book: 2 help illustrate the values at the heart of ethical leadership; 1 serves as a counterpoint. I hope folks read the whole thing and find it useful."

Comey did not identify the presidents he described.

His book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," will be released on Tuesday. Excerpts of it surfaced last week.

Comey compared Trump to a mob boss in the memoir, writing that Trump sought loyalty “like Sammy the Bull’s Cosa Nostra induction ceremony,” a reference to the infamous mob boss. 

The former FBI director also writes that the president asked Comey to probe an alleged tape detailing one of the most salacious parts of the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE has gone on the attack against Comey in recent days. In an early morning series of tweets Sunday, Trump tore into the former FBI director.

"Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!" Trump tweeted.

He also referred to the former FBI director as a "slimeball" and said the "big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered."