Gregg Jarrett: ‘No demonstrable truth’ in James Comey’s book

The New York Times and CNN seem to love a new book written by fired FBI Director James Comey, but Gregg Jarrett, a legal and political analyst for Fox News, isn’t impressed.  On Thursday, he slammed the book as having “no demonstrable truth,” calling it “fiction” and “fantasy.”

“I obtained a copy of Comey’s book,” he said. “I’m half way through, but so far there is nothing resembling the truth. I’ll keep searching for something other than self-adoration and puffery. So far, there is no demonstrable truth. Which puts a lie to the title of the book.”

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About an hour later, he said he finished reading the book, titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.”

“I’ve finished reading Comey’ book,” he said. “It’s an easy and superficial read. I saw nothing that was true. I can only conclude that Comey’s version of events is fantasy. It is fiction. Things will end badly for Comey. He stole government documents.”

One person compared the book to a Harlequin romance novel:

Fifty shades of Comey?  Ouch.

One person told Jarrett there’s no one in Washington with the cojones to prosecute Comey:

Comey’s book, Politico said, isn’t set to hit newsstands until Tuesday, but “numerous publications had obtained either sneak peeks or full copies of the book by Thursday evening.”

Politico added:

Comey sat down for five hours with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos this week for an exclusive interview, an edited version of which is set to air Sunday night, the first in a series of prominent appearances poised to dominate news cycles. Other stops on Comey’s jam-packed April tour include a “Late Show” appearance on Tuesday, a sit-down with the co-hosts of “The View” on Wednesday and a CNN town hall on April 25.

Calling the book, “absorbing,” the New York Times said:

In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.

“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”

Decades before he led the F.B.I.’s investigation into whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Comey was a career prosecutor who helped dismantle the Gambino crime family; and he doesn’t hesitate in these pages to draw a direct analogy between the Mafia bosses he helped pack off to prison years ago and the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Politico said that in addition to comparing Trump to Mafia bosses, the 6-foot-8-inch Comey made light of Trump’s complexion and stature, saying the 6-foot-3-inch Trump “appeared shorter than he seemed on a debate stage.”

Jarrett, by the way, says he has a book of his own set to be available soon: “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.”

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