Comey did not tell Trump the source of the dossier information

The FederalistIn an interview with ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey admitted he never told President Trump that the infamous Steele Dossier — which was full of unverified and salacious claims — was paid for in part by Hillary Clinton.

“I don’t know the answer to that,” he said when asked if Trump had a right to know the dossier was funded by his political opponents. “It wasn’t necessary for my goal, which was to alert him that we had this information.”

What does that sound like to you?

It sounds to me like what you would say if you were trying to blackmail someone. It's not very far at all from "We know about the golden shower you had in Moscow, and if you don't want the public to know about it..."

Given that the FBI knew from the beginning that the Steele dossier was Clinton-financed opposition research, if they were being honest, they would note that source or not even bother giving it credibility by briefing Trump. Instead, they did brief him, and immediately leaked the briefing itself to the media. Was that the plan all along, or was it because Trump refused to cooperate with whatever blackmail demands they made?

This entry was published Sun Apr 15 09:38:58 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-04-15 09:38:58.0. [Tweet]

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