KIMT NEWS 3 - Former FBI Director James Comey's new book "A Higher Loyalty" hit bookshelves Tuesday, and it's sparking uproar from the White House.
An online description said that in the book, Comey shares his experiences from his career in government. He was fired from his role as FBI Director by President Trump in May of last year.
President Donald Trump tweeted on April 15 in part: "Slippery James Comey...will go down as the worst FBI Director in history, by far!"
Some people may have never heard of the book, while others don't know how they could miss it with all the attention it's getting from mainstream media.
It's a book the Rochester Public Library has been planning for.
"We knew that this book was coming out," Karen Lemke, with the Rochester Public Library, said, "and so it has been in our catalog for a long time and we could see how many people were putting holds on the title once we put an order in for the book."
So far, the library has four copies of the print version with over 60 holds on the title. Lemke said due to demand, the plan to order 12 more copies. That brings it up to the same number of copies they have for Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury," which gives readers an inside look at Trump's presidential campaign and first few months in office.
Glen Madsen, of Redwood Falls, Minn., is one person who said he's heard of the book. He doesn't plan to flip through the pages himself, but rather plans to get the information from popular media.
"Over the last couple of days it seems like it's been on all the popular TV stations," Madsen said. "So I guess it's a matter of who you believe is telling the truth. Time will soon prove that to be correct."
President Trump suggested earlier this week that Comey should be put behind bars and accused him of leaking classified information and lying to congress. In an interview Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," the former FBI director said it's "not OK" or "not normal" for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed.
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