As expected, former FBI Director James Comey is looking to cash in from his inside the beltway career.

The New York Times writes Comey is writing a book and publishers are drooling over the opportunity to publish his accounts of his interactions with President Trump.

Mr. Comey has been meeting with editors and publishers in New York in recent days, and is being represented by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at the literary agency Javelin. The book is expected to go to auction this coming week, and all the major publishing houses have expressed keen interest, Mr. Latimer said.

The book will not be a conventional tell-all memoir, but an exploration of the principles that have guided Mr. Comey through some of the most challenging moments of his legal career. Among those are his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server during a contentious election, and his recent entanglement with the president over the F.B.I.’s inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Comey’s pending book deal proves any high profile D.C. personality is a ticket to big money. Only in the nation’s capital can incompetence be rewarded.