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Former FBI Director James Comey testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In his forthcoming memoir, out next Tuesday, former FBI Director James Comey describes an "emotional" call with then-DHS Secretary John Kelly, during which Kelly told him he was “sick” over his firing and said he" intended to quit" as a result, The Daily Beast's Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng report and the Washington Post confirmed.

Why it matters: Comey also writes that Kelly said he "didn't want to work for dishonorable people," referring directly to President Trump, per The Beast. And although this was before Kelly accepted a position as Trump's chief of staff to the president, the excerpts threaten to exacerbate an already tense relationship between the president and Kelly.

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