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James Comey
Former FBI Director, current husband and father, writing and speaking about ethical leadership, taller and funnier in person.
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James Comey Oct 16
We need a balance of power, badly.
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James Comey Oct 3
After last night’s rally, it is important to remember we once had a President who spoke these words: “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.” Ronald Reagan
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James Comey Sep 30
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James Comey Sep 27
Small lies matter, even about yearbooks. From the standard jury instruction: “If a witness is shown knowingly to have testified falsely about any material matter, you have a right to distrust such witness' other testimony and you may reject all the testimony of that witness ...”
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James Comey Sep 23
These are the real heroes. 👇
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James Comey Sep 19
FBI trainees visit Holocaust Museum to understand how easily humans give in to a group. Words from 2015 speech: “I want them to walk out...treasuring the constraint and oversight of divided government, the restriction of the rule of law, the binding of a free and vibrant press. “
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James Comey Sep 17
Enjoyed today’s visit: An inspiring reminder that we always emerge stronger from hard times.
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James Comey Sep 11
Heavy heart today for many reasons, including that 9/11 first responders continue to pay the ultimate price for service that day. Please know you and your families have the thanks and prayers of a grateful nation.
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James Comey Sep 3
“To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable.” C. D. Larson
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James Comey Sep 1
GWB on McCain: ”He was motivated by a vision of America carried ever forward, ever upward, on the strength of its principles...as the carrier of enduring human aspirations. As an advocate for the oppressed, as a defender of the peace, as a promise, unwavering, undimmed, unequal.”
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James Comey Aug 27
John McCain’s final statement is what genuine American leadership sounds like.
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James Comey Aug 19
Truth exists and truth matters. Truth has always been the touchstone of our country’s justice system and political life. People who lie are held accountable. If we are untethered to truth, our justice system cannot function and a society based on the rule of law dissolves.
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James Comey Aug 15
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James Comey Aug 6
Grateful to one of my heroes, , for again showing what leadership, service, and class look like.
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James Comey Aug 4
Good reminder today of this golden rule:
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James Comey Aug 3
And I also should have added: For me Twitter is a good place to share brief ideas and updates. It is hard to have serious conversations on social media. We need to talk in person. It is hard to hate up close.
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James Comey Aug 3
And I should have added: I never read Twitter comments, but I’m guessing you will be able to see examples of the problem there.
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James Comey Aug 3
We must get better at disagreeing without hating. The Russians know “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” So they push us on social media from all sides. If we stand together as Americans and debate issues respectfully, then our true enemies will be defeated.
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James Comey Jul 31
Many thanks to the DC cast of “Hamilton” for their public service. Great show. Great message.
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James Comey Jul 23
Thought experiment: Make a list of all the public figures in this country and around the world the current president has criticized. Ask yourself: “Why is Putin missing from the list?” No responsible American should ever stop asking, “Why?”
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