Good Morning America previewed George Stephanopoulos‘ interview with James Comey on Friday, and the two talked about the salacious allegations against Donald Trump from the controversial Christopher Steele Dossier.
A portion of Comey’s upcoming book A Higher Truth states that Trump asked the former FBI director to look into the rumors that Moscow possesses a tape of him and Russian hookers performing gross sex acts in a hotel room, which the Kremlin is using as blackmail. When this came up with Stephanopoulos, Comey began by recalling how his first interactions with Trump involved the president asking for help in shutting down the notion that Russian meddling had any impact on the 2016 election. Comey found it rather odd, especially since there weren’t any questions on how to stop it from happening again.
“No one, to my recollection, asked ‘what’s coming next from the Russians? How might we stop it? What’s the future look like?’ It was all, what can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had.”
As Comey recalled his briefings with Trump on the “golden shower” rumor, he described the weirdness of the situation as “almost an out-of-body experience for me.” As Comey remarked on how strange it was that Melania Trump thinks the tape could exist, Stephanopoulos asked him whether he believed Trump’s denial of the whole thing.
“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.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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