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James Comey says President Donald Trump 'untethered to truth' in new book

Trump fires back at Comey on Twitter, calls him 'untruthful slime ball'

In the book, Comey writes that when he was sacked by Trump in May 2017, then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called him in an "emotional" state and said he was "sick" over the ouster. Two months before he would be named White House chief of staff, Kelly told Comey that he was "sick" over the firing, Comey writes in his new book A Higher Loyalty, according to a report in the Daily Beast.

Kelly, in charge of the Department of Homeland Security at the time, called Comey to commiserate and "said he didn't want to work for dishonorable people", according to Comey.

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The Beast writes that Kelly had meant to quit in protest over Comey's departure, but according to sources who have read the book, Comey writes that he urged Kelly to stay on, saying "this president" needs people of integrity inside the administration.

Comey says he warned Trump an investigation might "create a narrative that we were investigating him personally", the former top G-man writes.

But some Republicans have abstained from publicly criticizing Comey before his book tour. Sen.

"Are there things that you know but haven't said that could damage President Trump?".

The president replied that he "might be right" - but kept asking him to consider the idea, and said he would as well, according to Comey. "He's going to seemingly everywhere".

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"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon". "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not".

"Not how my house normally looks, " Comey wrote.

"Comey has a long history of misstatements and misconduct" as well as "bizarre decisions, contradictory statements and acting against Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation protocol".

The "Lyin' Comey" website also portrays him as a politically motivated Washington insider.

A large reception is also planned on Tuesday, the day of the book release, at the Newseum in Washington.

Republicans will highlight Democratic criticism of Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email.

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