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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Trump's new TikTok threat

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President Trump said twice Monday that the U.S. Treasury would need to get a portion of the sale price of TikTok, as a condition of regulatory approval.

Why it matters: This is akin to extortion — the sort of thing you'd expect to hear on a wiretap, not from the White House in front of reporters.

Ford names James Farley as new CEO amid ongoing turnaround effort

James Hackett, left, is retiring as Ford CEO. Jim Farley, right, takes over Oct. 1. Photo: Ford

Ford announced Tuesday that James Farley will take over as its next CEO, replacing James Hackett, 65, who is retiring after three years in the job.

Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition will be that much harder as the industry tries to navigate the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown which shuttered Ford plants for two months on the eve of some of its most important vehicle launches.

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Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.

The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.