“Most Republicans don’t talk to me anymore,” Comey said. “I’ve succeeded in pissing off everyone.”

Comey added in the interview that the Justice Department inspector general report, which came out near the end of his media blitz for his book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” was “painful” to read as it faulted him for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“It’s painful to read yourself being criticized,” he added. “Even though I expected to be criticized.”