Roberts's comments appear to contradict what Trump allegedly told former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFlight records show Trump spent night in Russian Federation, contradicting what he told Comey: report White House stresses Trump has "no intention" of firing Mueller Bad news for the GOP: "Comey memos" leak is "Nunes memo" redux MORE in an effort to dispute salacious claims in the "Steele dossier," a document of opposition research compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. The book's publishing company announced Tuesday that sales topped 600,000 copies in its opening week.
Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan that published Comey's memoir, said that number includes print, audio and e-books.
Comey has been on a media blitz, sitting for numerous television and radio interviews, while also on a book tour that has seen him appear before sold-out audiences of more than a thousand.
The book, which was also in the top 20 in Britain, Germany and Australia on Tuesday, has infuriated Trump, who blasted its author as an "untruthful slimeball" on Twitter. He said Trump is "morally unfit to be president" and said he believed it was possible the Russians had compromising personal information about the president. Its first week sales, which include pre-orders, well exceed those of "Fire and Fury".More news: Energy stocks fuel market rally; Nifty tops 10600-mark
Over a million copies of A Higher Loyalty are now in print due to high demand.
It has already outsold many other polarizing, political books - including Hillary Clinton's post-election memoir, What Happened, and Michael Wolff's tell-all about President Trump's first months in office, Fire and Fury. It quickly caught up, and more than two million copies have now been sold. Clinton's book sold around 300,000 copies in all formats in its first week, while Wolff's sold about 200,000 hardcover copies in its first week, the Times reports.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News.