• Born in 1960 in Yonkers, New York, USA
• Lawyer who served as the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013-2017)
• Attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Chicago Law School
• Worked in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and was promoted to the position of US Deputy Attorney General in 2003
• Fired by President Donald Trump in 2017; wrote autobiography "A Higher Loyalty" in 2018
• Has a net worth of $13 million and is active on Twitter and Instagram
Known for movies
|Fact||At 6'8" Comey is the tallest FBI director in the history of the bureau.|
- 1 Who is lawyer James Comey?
- 2 Early Life, Family, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Career at Law
- 5 Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- 6 James Comey Controversies
- 7 Private Memos
- 8 A Higher Loyalty
- 9 James Comey Net Worth
- 10 Life Behind the Scenes
- 11 Internet Popularity
- 12 General Info
- 13 Family
- 14 Social profile links
- 15 Quotes
- 16 Facts
- 17 Movies
Who is lawyer James Comey?
Born James Brien Comey Jr. on the 14th December 1960 in Yonkers, New York USA, he is a lawyer, but probably best known to the world for serving as the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 until 2017, when President Donald Trump controversially dismissed him from his duties.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Soon after qualifying, James found a job as a law clerk for John M. Walker in Manhattan, who at the time worked as US District Judge. After a while, he became an associate for the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, working in their New York office.
Career at Law
Two years after finishing his law studies, James began work in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and remained in position until 1993. One of the major trials on which he worked was the prosecution of the Gambino crime family.
As #PoliceWeek starts, thanks to all who risk their lives to keep us safe. We will never forget those killed in the line of duty. May their families find peace and strength. pic.twitter.com/47XWbeLx4p
— James Comey (@Comey) May 12, 2018
In 1996, James became Managing Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in charge of the Richmond Division, and remained in position until in 2002 becoming USAttorney for the Southern District of New York. In December 2003 he was promoted to the position of the new US Deputy Attorney General, a position he held until August 2005, when he decided to quit his government office, and join Lockheed Martin Corp as senior vice president and general counsel, which increased his net worth to a large degree.
Great panel tonight on law enforcement and race at Howard with Birmingham, Alabama leaders. pic.twitter.com/ufuHzaPvqi
— James Comey (@Comey) November 15, 2017
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
He remained out of government until 2013, when then-president Barack Obama nominated him as the new Director of the FBI, over Lisa Monaco. He remained as Director until May 2017, when President Donald Trump fired him.
James Comey Controversies
Posted by James Comey on Friday, October 20, 2017
After his dismissal, James made public his FBI memo which among much other classified information contained details about the investigation into Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor who had been fired for apparently misleading Vice-President Pense over meetings with the Russian ambassador to the US.
A Higher Loyalty
With his dismissal, James started writing an autobiography and a number of publishers auctioned for rights to his book, and he eventually, he signed a deal with Macmillan Publishers’ Flatiron Books, and the book entitled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”, was released in April 2018. Just a week after the release, the book had sold more than 600,000 copies, and even before the official release, the book became top-seller on Amazon, and contributed significantly to James’ net worth, although drawing a predictably negative reaction from the White House.
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” – Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786 pic.twitter.com/LEvy1hHRPI
— James Comey (@Comey) November 25, 2017
James Comey Net Worth
Since starting his career, James has held a number of important positions, including serving as the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 until 2017. So, have you ever wondered how rich James Comey is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Comey’s net worth is as high as $13 million, earned through his successful career, active since the mid-1980s.
Happy Birthday to the love of my life. Nothing goes together like onion rings and a cosmo (it IS her day, after all). pic.twitter.com/538fGuotNN
— James Comey (@Comey) November 10, 2017
Life Behind the Scenes
When it comes to his personal life, James has been rather open about it. He has been married to Patrice Failor since 1987, and the couple has five children together, including a son who died while an infant.
James was raised as a Roman Catholic, but has joined the United Methodist Church, and has taught Sunday school.
With all the controversies which have surfaced, James has become quite a popular person on the internet; he has primarily used Twitter to speak with his supporters, numbering close to a million people. Many of his tweets went viral, mostly related to his troubles with FBI, and President Donald Trump, including:
Dangerous time when our country is led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those who will believe anything, based on information from media sources that will say anything. Americans must break out of that bubble and seek truth.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 23, 2018
I know the New York FBI. There are no “stormtroopers” there; just a group of people devoted to the rule of law and the truth. Our country would be better off if our leaders tried to be like them, rather than comparing them to Nazis.
— James Comey (@Comey) May 3, 2018
He has also used Instagram but to a lesser extent, as he has only around 70,000 followers on this social media platform. Pictures of his personal life seem to have quite interested the public, plus details about his career. Anyways, if you aren’t already a fan of this somewhat controversial personality, this is a great opportunity for you to become one.
|Full Name||James Comey|
|Education||University of Chicago Law School, College of William & Mary, University of Chicago|
|Children||Maurene Comey, Collin Comey, Abby Comey, Claire Comey, Kate Comey, Brien Comey|
|Parents||Joan Comey, J. Brien Comey|
|Siblings||Christopher Comey, Peter Comey, Patricia Comey|
Social profile links
|1||[letter to FBI employees] We don't ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do, so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. At the same time however given we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don't want to create a misleading impression.|
|2||[observation, 2016] I was raised by great parents who taught me you don't care what other people think about you. In my business [as FBI Director] I have to and deeply do - that people have confidence that the system's not fixed, against black people, for rich people, for powerful people.|
|1||At 6'8" Comey is the tallest FBI director in the history of the bureau.|
|The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth||2016||TV Series documentary|
|Nova||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|60 Minutes||2003-2014||TV Series documentary||Himself - Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (segment "The Director") / Himself - Attorney (segment "Dr. Sam Waksal")|
|Ice Storm: The Salé and Pelletier Affair||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Democracy Now!||2013-2017||TV Series||Himself|
|Good Morning Britain||2017||TV Series||Himself - Director of the FBI|
|Media Buzz||2016||TV Series||Himself - FBI Director|
|Rogues in Robes||2016||Documentary||Himself - FBI Director|
|Do Not Resist||2016||Documentary||Himself|
|48 Hours||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself - FBI Director|
|60 Minutes||2004-2015||TV Series documentary||Himself - Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (segment "The Director") / Himself - Attorney (segment "Dr. Sam Waksal")|
|Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories||2013||TV Series||Himself - FBI Director|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia