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In a new book 10 days before the inauguration, former FBI Director James Comey will take aim at politicization of the Justice Department under President Trump, who fired him.

"Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust," out Jan. 12, is a follow-up to Comey's No. 1 New York Times bestseller, "A Higher Loyalty." A press release from Comey’s publisher, Flatiron, says he'll also discuss his career prosecuting mobsters in New York. Comey famously compared Trump to a mob boss in his last book.

The state of play: Comey has kept a relatively low profile since his last book.

  • He has written occasional op-eds and hot tweets, but resisted numerous invitations to appear on TV.
  • Comey envisions the new book as an effort to remind Americans about the core principles of the justice system and how to rebuild them under what he hopes will be a new administration.
  • The publisher calls it "a clarion call for a return to non-partisan law enforcement centered on American values."

Behind the scenes: Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin represented Comey.

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