Breaking News US/Australia ll James Comey describes his new life as an ‘unemployed celebrity’


James Comey is adjusting to life as a self-proclaimed ‘unemployed celebrity’ since his career as FBI director came to an unfortunate end  In a candid interview with The New York Times, Comey described his quiet life in Virginia since President Trump fired him in 2017, citing his handling of the Clinton email investigation that many say lost her the presidency  Since then, the 58-year-old says he gets nine hours of sleep, is working on doing 10 pull-ups in a row and is enjoying being a grandfather  But Comey is says he’s still keeping busy by devoting his time to one big mission: stopping Donald Trump from being re-elected in 2020    ‘I feel stuck,’ Comey said of stopping Trump. ‘Like I can’t do something else And I couldn’t look myself in the mirror if I went and did something easy ‘Comey tells the New York Times that he’s ‘not that important in the great sweep of American history’ but believes his time as FBI director serves valuable to the anti-Trump movement  ‘I have a fantasy about on January 21, 2021, deleting my Twitter and moving on to something else,’ he said, referring to the day after the next presidential inauguration ‘But until then, I can’t.’Though Comey has vowed never to run for president himself, he said he’s open to publicly supporting Democrats in campaigns for 2020  Earlier this year he donated money to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign and in the past has complimented South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg for his thoughtfulness   But despite having a bone to pick with the president, Comey said he doesn’t feel helping to stop Trump in 2020 will bring any sense of relief from his role in the 2016 election, in which many blame Hillary’s loss on him  ‘Thanks for giving us Donald Trump,’ an older woman told him as he walked through a Yale Law School building He had gone to Yale for a talk that focused largely on his decision to reopen the investigation into Clinton’s emails less than two weeks before the election ‘Thank you for the feedback,’ he told her. Comey said he has signed a contract to write opinion pieces for The Washington Post   In August, he posted a photo of him holding his grandchild, with unrecognizable facial hair, captioned: ‘Good to be a grandpa’ He also revealed he is the subject of an upcoming mini-series based on his best-selling memoir A Higher Loyalty Actor Jeff Daniels will portray Comey.   And while he lost his $170,000-a-year job in the FBI, he now travels the country giving speeches on ethical leadership for a whopping six-figures While he refused to reveal his exact rate, he said: ‘It’s a lot! Seriously, it’s crazy ‘For now, Comey is settled down in Virginia with wife Patrice Failor ‘One of my goals has been to get to 10 consecutive pull-ups,’ Comey told the Times ‘I’m at nine now. So, I’ve been doing a lot of pull-ups.’ He posts regularly about his personal life on Instagram, revealing in May that he and his wife became grandparents  In August, he posted a photo of him holding his grandchild, with unrecognizable facial hair, captioned: ‘Good to be a grandpa’   Asked if he cared about how he would be remembered, Comey said: ‘I was going to say I don’t care I’m sure I care a little.”It frustrates me in general that millions of people have a false impression of me,’ he said   ‘I wish they knew I was funnier.’  Share this article Share

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