Former FBI Director James Comey erroneously and irresponsibly claimed that it’s “possible” though “unlikely” that the Russians have compromised information on President Donald Trump, according to The Daily Caller.
“Do you think the Russians have something on Donald Trump?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I think it’s possible. I don’t know. These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible,” said Comey.
After the question, Comey tried to slightly walk back his disgusting comment. He agreed with Stephanopoulos that the possibility that Trump has been compromised is “stunning,” but he suggested that it is unlikely to ever have any proof to support the assertion. So he basically spread fake news and then claimed there was no way to prove his conspiracy theory.
The claim that the Russia has dirt on Trump originated in the Steele dossier, the unverified report funded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election.
When Comey wasn’t insulting Trump and denigrating his standing as the sitting president, the former FBI director was forced to admit that no intelligence agency or member of Congress has been able to provide a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.
He also claimed that he’s “unsure” if Russia has a video of Trump in a Moscow hotel from 2013 with Russia prostitutes urinating on each other.
That’s another unverified claim in the dossier that Comey’s FBI was also unable to corroborate. Yet, he still mentioned it in the interview and hardly admitted his agency wasn’t able to verify the claim. As long as it generated ratings, Stephanopoulos let Comey say whatever he wanted without any pushback.
Comey admits toward the end of the interview that the serious allegations in the dossier haven’t been corroborated despite the U.S. government having the 25-page documents since 2016.
It’s stunning that the former FBI director would even make such a startling claim without any proof or evidence, but Comey is a rare breed and one-of-a-kind.
Comey has made it clear numerous times that he only cares about what is best for him, not others. He’s trying to sell a book and make money off being fired, so of course, he’s going to spew tabloid gossip for attention.
Watch a clip of Comey’s interview below: