Comey's memoir could damage the reputations of Trump and some of his top aides, and the president's allies are scrambling to undercut Comey's account.
Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey as FBI director previous year, and Mr. Comey then leaked accounts of his conversations with the president in hopes of spurring a special counsel investigation.
"The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who is 6'8", wrote in "A Higher Loyalty: "Truth, Lies and Leadership" that Trump, 6'3", appeared to be smaller in real life than he did on television, according to excerpts reported by The Washington Post.
Some Republicans want to undermine Comey's credibility before he begins his press blitz about the book's contents. Andrew Harrer/Pool, Getty Images Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, told CNN that Comey's "misconduct" warranted condemnations from both Republicans and Democrats, and that the public should be reminded of them before his book launches.
A senior White House official disputed Comey's characterization of the phone call with Kelly, saying that Kelly has maintained that the call was brief-roughly a minute long-and that the gist was, "I don't know why you got fired, [and] best of luck to you", according to the official.
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..
The Republican plan also takes a closer look at Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee last June, when he testified that the President had asked him to stop investigating Flynn.
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Doug Heye, a former RNC communications director, said the Republican effort shows Comey's publicity tour is "going to dominate news coverage".
Comey testified on June 7, 2017, he told Trump on at least two occasions he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.
Comey's firing set off a chain of events that have endangered Trump's presidency.
A large reception is also planned on Tuesday, the day of the book release, at the Newseum in Washington.
The quotes were culled from the enormous backlash from Democrats after Mr. Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation just days before the 2016 presidential election.
An old quotation from Clinton is prominently displayed on the "Lyin'Comey" website, with Trump's former Democratic rival saying that Comey "badly overstepped his bounds".