Ex-FBI chief Comey's book sells 600000 in first week, publisher says

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Former FBI director James Comey's Trump-bashing memoir shot to the top of the best-seller list Tuesday; outperforming both Hillary Clinton's and Michael Wolff's total sales combined.

It is unclear why Comey has hired Fitzgerald, who is now a partner at the law firm, Skadden Arps, according to Talking Points Memo, which broke the news.

More Comey context: It was reported Friday by The Wall Street Journal that at least two of the much discussed memos Comey gave to friend and former federal prosecutor Daniel Richman had information now considered to be classified, and that the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice would be reviewing classification issues.

Despite the blockbuster figures, fueled in part by his barrage of media interviews and a high-profile book tour, Comey's work is not even the bestselling political tell-all of 2018.

Macmillan, Comey's publisher, ordered 850,000 copies to meet expected demand compared with Wolff's first print run of 150,000.

In the nation's capital, shopper Phillip Carlisle rushed to buy the book at Washington's Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe when it was released just after the stroke of midnight. Comey was sacked while investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

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But according to Comey, Trump told him over dinner in late January 2017 that he arrived in Moscow in the morning, attended the pageant that evening, and flew out.

"Oh my god", Comey said.

On Saturday, Donald Trump himself took to Twitter to accuse Comey of breaking the law.

"I'm hoping to be able to sift through just one person's telling", said Thomas, 52, an administrative assistant from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, vacationing in NY.

"Today we have a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy", she said of her 2016 opponent.