Weeks before Trump’s inauguration, then-FBI director James Comey was the first person to tell Trump about the allegations outlined in the Steele dossier.
On January 6, 2017, Comey and then-director of national intelligence James Clapper met with Trump and his transition team in Trump Tower to inform them of the intelligence community’s conclusions regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. It was after this conference room meeting that Comey asked to speak with Trump alone, Comey said in his startling interview with George Stephanopoulos on 20/20.
According to Business Insider, Comey said,
I started to tell him about the allegation was that he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013 during the visit for the Miss Universe pageant and that the Russians had filmed the episode. I did not go into the business about people peeing on each other—I just thought it was a weird enough experience for me to be talking to the incoming president of the United States about prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow.
And he interrupted very defensively and started talking about it, you know: “Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?”
And I assumed he was asking that rhetorically; I didn’t answer that, and I just moved on and explained, “Sir, I’m not saying that we credit this, I’m not saying we believe it, I just think it’s very important that you know.”
He was very defensive and started—for reasons that I don’t understand—going into the list of people who had accused him of touching them improperly, sexual assault and how he hadn’t done this, he hadn’t done that, he hadn’t done that.
Comey still describes the meeting—the first time the two had met—as “really weird”:
I don’t know whether it was weird for President-elect Trump, but it was almost an out-of-body experience for me. I was floating above myself, looking down, saying, “You’re sitting here, briefing the incoming president of the United States about prostitutes in Moscow.”
Trump apparently also insisted that Comey try to disprove the pee tape—for Melania’s sake:
He may want me to investigate it to prove that it didn’t happen. And then he says something that distracted me because he said, you know, “If there’s even a 1% chance my wife thinks that’s true, that’s terrible.”
And I remember thinking, “How could your wife think there’s a 1% chance you were with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow?” I’m a flawed human being, but there is literally zero chance that my wife would think that was true. So, what kind of marriage to what kind of man does your wife think [that] there’s only a 99% chance you didn’t do that?
So does Comey think the infamous pee-pee tape is real? Here’s how Comey addressed the question:
I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013. It’s possible, but I don’t know.
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