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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

James Comey is officially writing a book, NYT reports.

Though it won't be a traditional tell-all, it will include details about his time in public service, the guiding principles that have shaped his life, and, yes, his experiences during the four months he worked under President Trump. It will also include details into his thinking while investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The overarching theme: ethical leadership.

"It's a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed by lessons and experiences he's had throughout his career, including his recent experiences in the Trump administration," Matt Latimer, partner at Javelin publishing (which is publishing Comey's book), told NYT.

Note: Javelin has also worked with Donna Brazile, Tucker Carlson, Sen. Ben Sasse, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Puzder (former nominee for Labor Secretary).

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides are very nervous about the transition to a new U.S. administration after a four-year honeymoon with Donald Trump. One Israeli official told me it felt like going through detox.

What he's saying: Netanyahu congratulated Biden minutes after he was sworn in, saying in a statement that he looked forward to working together to "continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world and to confront common challenges, chief among them the threat posed by Iran."

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