Former FBI Director James Comey has just released his new book ‘A Highter Loyalty’ in which he discusses his storied intelligence career with some detail. So far, the part of Comey’s book that’s creating the most buzz is Comey’s account of President Trump trying to get him to effectively disprove the notorious “pee tape” allegations.
In the book, James Comey says that Trump approached him at a private dinner a couple of days after the release of the Steele dossier.
Per James Comey via ‘A Higher Loyalty’:
“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 recalls pondering why Melania might have any reason to believe such an allegation was true, noting there was “zero chance” his own wife would believe such a claim. Comey also writes: “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?” The former FBI Director was able to talk Trump down by explaining that an investigation might appear personal.
But, per Comey, that didn’t assuage Trump for very long. Taken via New York Post:
Another reason you know this isn’t true: I’m a germaphobe. There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me, no way,” he quotes Trump as saying.
Comey notes “the activity” wouldn’t have required an overnight stay, and speculates that the presidential suite at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton was probably spacious enough for a germaphobe to have kept a “safe distance” from it.
It came up a fourth time on March 30, 2017, when Comey says Trump called to ask him to “get out” that he wasn’t personally under investigation in the FBI’s probe into Russia’s election meddling.
Praise to James Comey for calling our attention back to those alleged “pee tapes” and also to how utterly bizarre Trump’s stress priority scale is. Did he stress this much about being accused of sexual assault?