1. Pan right from President Donald Trump to James Comey and back to Trump, UPSOUND (English): "So let's, oh and there's James (Comey)...he's become more famous than me."
New York - 12 April 2018
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press White House Reporter:
"The FBI director (referring to James Comey) spares very little in terms of his attacks on the president. He calls him 'unethical' and 'untethered to truth.' He describes his leadership style as 'transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty,' a theme that runs throughout the book when he relays his encounters with the president-elect - at Trump Tower, before he took office - and then later, a few times at the White House and on the phone when Comey still was in his position. He often goes back to comparing it to a mob boss, that the president was sort of running a New York crime family in some ways."
Washington - 8 May 2017
3. Comey speaking at event, NATS
New York - 12 April 2018
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press White House Reporter:
"Comey is - describes in great minutiae sort of the interaction, his first interaction with the president-elect, which was the Trump Tower meeting in January of 2017; just about two or so weeks before Trump took office. He describes in some insulting ways and I'm sure the president will take that rather personally and perhaps not well, he says that...Comey who is six foot eight says that Trump was shorter than he expected. He described that his face was sort of orange and he saw the little white half circles under his eyes, where he assumed he had goggles on in the tanning bed. He's made a point also of looking at the size of the president's hands. Of course, Donald Trump, memorably at the debate stage during the campaign said, suggested that his hands were a great size and that that, you know, meant...that reflected well in other parts of his anatomy. While James Comey said that though they were smaller than his, they seemed to be of normal proportions."
Washington - 11 April 2018
6. Trump speaking
New York - 12 April 2018
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press White House Reporter:
"That he wished he had sort of not buried the lead. If you recall the news conference, he sort of spent a lot of time really sort of criticizing the Secretary, only at the end to say 'but we're not finding any charges against her.' He wishes he could have done that differently."
Washington - 5 July 2016
8. Various of FBI Director James Comey entering room and giving news conference on findings into Hillary Clinton email investigation, NATS
James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" and his leadership of the country as "transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty," according to a forthcoming book from the former FBI director.
Comey reveals new details about his interactions with Trump and his decision-making in handling the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
He casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference.
The book adheres closely to Comey's public testimony and written statements about his interactions with the president during the early days of the administration and his growing concerns about the president's integrity. But it also includes surprisingly personal jabs at Trump that appear likely to irritate the notoriously thin-skinned president.
The 6-foot, 8-inch tall Comey describes Trump as shorter than he expected with a "too long" tie and "bright white half-moons" under his eyes that Comey suggests came from tanning goggles. He also says made a conscious effort to check the president's hand size, saying it was "smaller than mine, but did not seem unusually so."
The book, "A Higher Loyalty," is set to be released next week. The Associated Press purchased a copy this week.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017, setting off a scramble at the Justice Department that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.
Comey writes that he regrets his approach and some of the wording he used in his July 2016 press conference in which he announced the decision not to prosecute Clinton.
But he says he believes he did the right thing by going before the cameras and making the statement, noting that the Justice Department had done it in other high profiles cases before.
Every person on the investigative team, Comey writes, found there was no prosecutable case against Clinton and that the FBI didn't catch her in a lie.
He also reveals for the first time that the U.S. government had unverified classified information that he believes could have been used to cast doubt on Attorney General Loretta Lynch's independence in the Clinton probe.
While Comey does not outline the details of the information _ and says he didn't see indications of Lynch inappropriately influencing the investigation _ he says it worried him that the material could be used to attack the integrity of the probe and the FBI's independence.