Trump reportedly told then-FBI Director James Comey to investigate the infamous “pee-pee tape” allegations in order to reassure Melania that the allegations that he paid Russian hookers to urinate on a hotel bed aren’t true, according to the New York Post. Quotes from Comey’s new book are being revealed, but this one which was obtained by the Post is a whopper.
“He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing’ … adding that it bothered him if there was ‘even a one percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true,” Comey writes in his new book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
“He just rolled on, unprompted, explaining why it couldn’t possibly be true, ending by saying he was thinking of asking me to investigate the allegation to prove it was a lie. I said it was up to him.”
Comey reportedly warned Trump that such a probe might “create a narrative that we were investigating him personally.” To that, the so-called president replied that he “might be right” — but continued to ask him to consider the idea.
The conversation reportedly took place during the same private dinner on Jan. 27, 2017, where Comey had previously claimed that Trump demanded his “loyalty.” It also took place just days after the publication of the Steele dossier which claims that the Kremlin had a tape of Trump paying prostitutes to urinate on a bed once occupied by President Barack Obama.
The dossier was compiled by Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer and in 2016 it was unverified — but since then, major parts of the dossier have been verified by subsequent investigations into Russian election meddling.
It’s not the Director of the FBI’s job to assure Trump’s wife that he didn’t pay prostitutes to pee (on him? in front of him?). And since that time, Trump’s been outed for silencing women, one of them a porn star, from speaking out about their sexual encounters with Trump, even just after Melania gave birth to their son. Comey can’t help you with that, Mr. Trump.
Privately, Comey writes that he wondered why Melania would even consider the possibility that the “pee tape” could be real.
“In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?” he writes.
The White House has been reportedly bracing for the book’s release and now excerpts are being released.
In the book, Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions, according to the New York Times.
“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego-driven and about personal loyalty.”
“We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country,” Comey writes, “with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.”
We can’t argue with that.
Suffice it to say that with ‘James Comey’ and ‘Pee Pee tape’ trending, Donald Trump is not having a very good day.
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