Former FBI Director James Comey has signed a book deal with a major New York publisher to write a memoir that looks at the guiding principles that shaped Comey's career.
According to a report by The New York Times, Comey has signed a deal with the New York publisher Javelin.
The report comes a month after reports that publishers were willing to offer Comey tens of millions for a tell-all book.
According to the Times report, Comey was originally reluctant to accept initial offers but decided to pen a book detailing more than just the major events of his career.
“It’s a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed by lessons and experiences he’s had throughout his career, including his recent experiences in the Trump administration,” Matt Latimer, a partner with Javelin told the New York Times.
“It will speak to a broader desire in our country for more ethical leadership.”
Last month Comey made a high-profile appearance in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The hearing focused on his dismissal by President Trump and dominated discussion on television and in Washington.
During the hearing, Comey said he believed he was directed by Trump to end a criminal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey made other headlines last week when it was revealed that more than half of the memos Comey wrote about his conversations with President Trump contained classified information.
These revelations raised questions whether the memos, which Comey asked a friend to leak to the news media, violated FBI policy on classified information.