Everything We Know From the James Comey Memoir So Far

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to release his memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, on Tuesday. Portions of the book have been leaked to the media, and some of the most explosive sections revolve around President Donald Trump, who fired Comey last year, in part, due to a Russia investigation.

The book's publisher, Flatiron Books, a Macmillan Publishers imprint, decided to lift a media embargo after leaks of the book began coming out, according to CNN.

The book details Comey's life in public service, both as an up-and-coming prosecutor and as the head of the FBI. Comey reportedly is very critical in the memoir of Trump.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill, on June 8, 2017. Comey’s memoir about his life in public service, both as an up-and-coming prosecutor and as the head of the FBI, will be released on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GETTY

"This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values. His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty," wrote Comey, according to The New York Times' review of the book published Thursday.

Comey also, reportedly, compares Trump to a mob boss—Comey helped prosecute the Gambino crime family in New York City when he worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

The book, according to several media outlets who have obtained a copy, outlines Comey's concerns about the administration, which he called a "forest fire."

"Donald Trump's presidency threatens much of what is good in this nation," Comey wrote, according to the Associated Press.

Comey, after his ouster, detailed to Congress that Trump had asked him for his "loyalty," and asked him to let go an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump has denied those claims. The dinner over which Trump asks Comey for loyalty is discussed in the book as well.

"This only added to the strangeness of the experience. The president of the United States had invited me to dinner and decided my job security was on the menu," wrote Comey, according to Axios.

Comey also wrote that after his firing he received a call from Trump's now chief of staff, John Kelly, who said he was "sick" over the matter and "intended to quit" in protest, according to The Daily Beast. Kelly headed the Department of Homeland Security at the time.

Trump also reportedly asked Comey to investigate a salacious videotape that involved Russian prostitutes and urination, according to The Washington Post. The video was detailed in a private intelligence dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele during the campaign. Trump reportedly denied the tape's existence and wanted the matter cleared up because it upset his wife, Melania.

"For about the fourth time, he argued that the golden showers thing wasn't true, asking yet again, 'Can you imagine me, hookers?'" wrote Comey, according to The Washington Post.

The book reportedly contains pointed descriptions of the president's appearance, according to the Associated Press, including Comey calling Trump's tie "too long" and describing "bright white half-moons" under Trump's eyes, suggesting tanning goggles.

Comey defends his handling of the email scandal involving Hillary Clinton in the book, according to The Washington Post. Comey decided against prosecuting Clinton, a decision Trump has lambasted. Clinton in a book about her campaign said that Comey's announcements about the investigation of her email practices damaged her chances of winning. One of Comey's announcements came in part because he thought Clinton would win, according to The Guardian.

Comey is also critical of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the book about her role in the Clinton investigation.

Comey will do a media tour to accompany the release of the book. He will appear in his first television interview since being fired on Sunday.

Flatiron Books did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

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