Who is Patrice Failor?
Patrice Failor was born on 10 November 1960, in the United States of America, and is a court special advocate, but perhaps best known for being the wife of former FBI Director James Comey. He was dismissed from his position in 2017 due to issues with President Donald Trump, during the time of the alleged collusion with Russia investigation.
The Wealth of Patrice Failor
How rich is Patrice Failor? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career as a juvenile court advocate. Her wealth has also no doubt been supported thanks to the success of her husband who has an estimated net worth of over $11 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and CareerLittle is known about Patrice’s childhood, and she rarely discusses her personal life in public. Some sources state that she grew up and spent her childhood in Northern Virginia as well as Iowa, where she completed her high school education before enrolling at William and Mary College located in Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduating, she then studied for a master’s degree in counseling. With the completion of her studies, she remained mostly under the radar as she started and progressed in her career. There is also very little information as to what specific jobs she had, but it is known that she worked as an advocate in juvenile court. In 2016, she made headlines when she appeared before the legislative Judiciary Committee to testify in favor of a bill that would allow unpaid volunteers to counsel children in the juvenile justice system. She is known to be an advocate for children, and has also served as a guardian or foster parent to several orphans.
Relationship, Marriage, and Family
Failor and Comey met while freshmen students at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, and shortly after that their relationship began. Their relationship lasted throughout college and they stayed together when their respective careers were beginning. In 1987 the couple were married, and had their first son in 1995 – the baby was healthy during birth, but his health deteriorated rapidly and he had to be put under intensive care in a respirator. According to doctors, the baby had contracted an incurable bacterial infection, said to be a Group B strep, and he passed away just nine days after birth.
According to her husband, the experience helped them learn to make something good happen even after experiencing a tragedy. They have since had five children together, and have also adopted or taken care of other children over their many years together. Her husband is known to be a member of the United Methodist Church, though it is not known if she shares the same religion. The family reside in an estate in Westport, Connecticut valued at $3 million.
Husband James Comey
James Comey was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), holding the position from 2013 until he was dismissed by President Donald Trump in 2017. He was assigned to his position by President Barack Obama, and was responsible for overseeing the FBI investigation into the Hillary Clinton email controversy, many believing that his actions during the 2016 presidential election cost Clinton the presidency. Prior to serving as the Director of the FBI, he was the US Deputy Attorney General, but left the position to work with universities and companies, including HSBC Holdings, Columbia Lawschool, and Bridgewater Associates which he served on the board of directors, Fellow, and general counsel respectively.
After his dismissal, statements from the White House suggested that this was to ease pressure due to the Russian Investigation, but later that month, Comey arranged for a friend to pass to the press a memo that he made following a meeting with the president, in which he was allegedly being asked by the president to end his investigation into the former National Security Advisor, which became evidence for widening the investigation of the possible Russian Interference on the presidential campaign. The president’s move was seen by many as an obstruction of justice.
Post Government Life
After her husband was removed from his position, he started working as a speaker, lecturer, and writer at Howard University. He also returned to their alma mater at William and Mary where he taught a course on ethical leadership. He seems intent on continuing his career in education, while Patrice has continued to work in juvenile court. Much like her past, not many know of her current endeavors due to her prioritizing her privacy. She doesn’t have any online presence such as accounts on any major social media websites. Some sources state that this is the case since her husband held a high security position with the government which meant that the more their lives are kept secret, the better.
James has an active media presence since ending his career in the government, and continues to be an outspoken personality on social media, particularly on Twitter. He still follows current events, and was recently accused by the president to have photos hugging and kissing Robert Mueller, however, the FBI have not been able to come up with evidence to support those claims, to which he stated “My wife is so relieved”. He also writes columns, and has appeared on several television news programs.