Comey Failed To Tell Trump Hillary Paid For Dossier

Former FBI Director James Comey admits in an upcoming ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos that he never told President Trump that the infamous unverified Steele Dossier was paid for in part by Hillary Clinton. Comey notified Donald Trump in the fall of 2016 that the FBI had received "materials" alleging deviant behavior and financial misconduct tied to Russia. 

The "Steele Dossier," created by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele on behalf of Clinton-commissioned opposition research firm Fusion GPS, was notably used as the basis for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page (and presumably, via unmasking, anyone he communicated with) as part of a sweeping, ongoing counterintelligence operation which began during the 2016 election. 

Curiously, the FBI refused to pay Christopher Steele $50,000 when he couldn't verify claims within the dossier, yet the agency felt that it was fit to use in a FISA warrant application and bring to Donald Trump's attention.

New York Times

When Comey was asked by Stephanopoulos whether or not he thought President Trump should know about the origins of the salacious and unverified dossier, the former FBI Director simply replied "I don't know the answer to that." 

"Did you tell him that the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?" asks ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.

"No. I didn’t," Comey responded. 

"But did he have a right to know that?" continued Stephanopoulos.

"That it had been financed by his political opponents? I don't know the answer to that," Comey said.

Comey also said that he "wasn't sure" about a claim in the dossier that in 2013, Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed that President Obama had slept in.

As Kate Pavlich of TownHall points out, Hillary Clinton initially denied knowing anything about the dossier.

Hillary Clinton was unaware of the now-infamous dossier of allegations about Donald Trump and Russia prior to Buzzfeed's publishing of the document earlier this year, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN.

Clinton was disappointed that the research from the document was not made public before she lost the 2016 election, the source said. -TownHall

Then, when reports emerged that Clinton actually funded part of the dossier - "she and her team justified the move as "opposition research," writes Pavlich.

Not surprisingly, Clinton misrepresented the original hiring of Fusion GPS by a Republican donor. That donor was Peter Singer, who hired the firm on behalf of the Washington Free Beacon to do research on all of the GOP candidates during the primary, including Trump. Fusion GPS did not employ Christopher Steele, a British spy, to do any of this work. When the Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS after Trump won, Steele was hired and worked with Russian officials to come up the infamous and salacious dossier.

Keep in mind the Clinton campaign and DNC officials have denied paying for the dossier for nearly a year, but were forced into an admission after a subpoena from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes revealed both entities had in fact employed Fusion GPS to create the dossier. -TownHall

See a longer preview of Comey's upcoming interview below:

Comments

takeaction JimmyJones Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

I have been listening (While Driving) on my Satellite radio all day the shit about Comey's book.  100% Nothing Burger...even  MSNBC and CNN were appalled that Comey talks about Trumps Hands and his Orange face from tanning. They were hoping and praying for something big....THEY GOT IT...a BIG ZERO AGAIN.

This is So awesome...

Back to Collusion...

HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAAHAHA...Idiots.

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Don't ever forget SETH

 

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Tarzan gregga777 Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:54 Permalink

Funny Comey has no time to speak with Congress, they've repeatedly asked, and he's repeatedly refused to share what he knows, until a book deal comes along, and he finds time to sit for hours with his MSM buddies, profiteering on gossip.

I wish the "news" people would dig below the surface on this guy.  He has a long a sordid past as a Clinton dog and a swamp kingpin.  He's not the non partisan honorable Boy Scout they spent so much propaganda promoting, before his usefulness ran dry.

In 2004, Comey, then serving as a deputy attorney general in the Justice Department, apparently limited the scope of the criminal investigation of Sandy Berger, which left out former Clinton administration officials who may have coordinated with Berger in his removal and destruction of classified records from the National Archives. The documents were relevant to accusations that the Clinton administration was negligent in the build-up to the 9/11 terrorist attack.....

.... Berger, Lynch and Cheryl Mills all worked as partners in the Washington law firm Hogan & Hartson, which prepared tax returns for the Clintons and did patent work for a software firm that played a role in the private email server Hillary Clinton used when she was secretary of state.

Lynch and Comey both served as U.S. attorney in New York, Lynch for the Eastern District of New York, and Comey for the Southern District of New York. They crossed paths in the investigation of HSBC bank, which avoided criminal charges in a massive money-laundering scandal for which the bank paid a $1.9 billion fine.

After Attorney General John Aschroft recused himself in the Valerie Plame affair in 2004, Comey appointed as special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who ended up convicting “Scooter” Libby, a top aide to then Vice President Dick Cheney, of perjury and obstruction of justice. The charge was based on the accusations of Plame and her former ambassador husband, Joe Wilson – both partisan supporters of Bill and Hillary Clinton – that Libby outed her as a CIA agent.....

As deputy attorney general, Comey was involved in the investigation of Berger....

The New York Times reported in 2005 that Republican leaders speculated Berger removed the documents from the National Archives because he was trying to conceal material that could be damaging to the Clinton administration.

There is no evidence Comey’s investigation for the Justice Department made any attempt to determine if anyone affiliated with the Clinton White House prompted Berger or coordinated with him in the decision to remove the classified documents.

....Various statements Comey made about Berger’s mishandling of classified documents bear comparison to his comments regarding Hillary Clinton’s email server....

Messages found stored on Clinton’s private email server show that Berger – a convicted thief of classified documents – had been advising Clinton while she served as secretary of state and had access to emails containing classified information.

Comey has been a Clinton stooge for many many years!

 

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gregga777 JRobby Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:04 Permalink

They should grab Comey as he exits ABC studios. Send him to Guantanamo.

President Trump is being overthrown in a slow-motion coup d'etat. He would be justified in declaring a National State of Emergency, sending in the US Marines to arrest the coup plotters, for immediate transport to Gitmo, in the:

  • United States CONgress;
  • US DoJ (US Department of Corruption, Injustice & Persecution);
  • the 17 three-letter Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) agencies.

There to be tried by "drumhead" courts martial with the guilty being immediately executed by firing squad. Applications to be on the firing squads would over-subscribed in the tens of millions. 

 

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Oldwood gregga777 Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:54 Permalink

It has the intent of unseating trump from day one. And they have always known that any PROOF would be against them, not for them, which is why they have continually obstructed the investigation by congress and the IG. This has been the attempted death by a thousand cuts, KNOWING that none of it would be prosecutable, only enough to build a false consensus of suppositions of crimes, immorality and unfit to serve.....THIS to be  used in the hopes of retaking the congress and pursuing impeachment.

At the very least, if they can bury Trump in their feces, they feel confident that Trump cannot win a second term and he will be so severely handicapped that he will be completely ineffectual in his agenda, which will also be turned against him. Note, that when the left refers to immigration, how quick they are to point out "the wall" or lack of one...even though they have been against it.

Recall how they used "no new taxes" to bury Bush 1 when he finally agreed to raise taxes to get the rest of his agenda passed...taxes the left LOVED. 

The Lesson;

     NEVER COMPROMISE WITH PROGRESSIVES.....NEVER

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BidnessMan Oldwood Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:20 Permalink

The shameful cave on “No New Taxes” caused Bush 1 his re-election.  Should have been a slam dunk. 

Perot never would have gotten 20% if Bush 1 had not been such a naive chump.

Trump needs to stop playing the Deep State’s game.  Fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller or else he is as big a chump as Bush 1. 

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Oldwood BidnessMan Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:42 Permalink

Every compromise, every conciliatory move made towards progressives is used as a weapon against conservatives. EVERY DAMNED TIME!

 Look at this most recent "budget" simply packed with stupid spending, and progressives are already screaming about the debt (finally). Republicans bragging about being so "bipartisan". Either suckers or knowingly complicit.

We hear constantly the big lie that there is no difference between left and right, but in reality there simply is no right when it comes to politics. The conservative agenda most surely exists, simply just not in DC. Progressives always win, no matter who wins elections.

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MoreFreedom takeaction Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:27 Permalink

Comey's book isn't a big zero.  Comey essentially disparages himself based on what he wrote.  

Consider the simple fact he admitted he didn't tell Trump that Hillary and the DNC funded the dossier when he knew.  It show's he's a partisan slimeball - putting the fact that an investigation into Trump was based on it, while Comey told Trump he wasn't under investigation (but wouldn't say that publicly), and was using the dossier to obtain warrants to spy on Trump's team.   He lied to Trump by omission, and also by claiming Trump wasn't a target.  And Comey made sure Trump was a target by leaking his notes and getting Mueller appointed to investigate Trump.

Comey is simply a disgrace to his profession and the country.  Anyone who buys his book is asking for more liars, cheaters, thieves in criminals in our government.

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GUS100CORRINA JimmyJones Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:57 Permalink

Comey Failed To Tell Trump Hillary Paid For Dossier

My response: This GUY is a TREASONOUS SLIME BALL who cannot be trusted to ever tell the TRUTHl!!!! His CHARACTER, CONVERSATION and CONDUCT are from the PIT of HELL.

By the way, this guy is up to his neck in corruption and scandals. A lot more is coming out shortly. Did everyone see the RNC website dedicated to COMEY CRIMES?

LET JUSTICE BE SERVED SWIFTLY AND FAIRLY!!!!

Truly disgusting and a sad day for America.

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D.T.Barnum Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

Comey also said that he "wasn't sure" about a claim in the dossier that in 2013, Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed that President Obama had slept in.

don't go chasin golden waterfalls.... please stick to the rivers and the chocolate cakes that you're used too.....

sheikurbootie VWAndy Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:37 Permalink

Bureaucrats have been the scourge of governments since their inception.  They all strive to attain little mini-empires where they rule their mini-kingdom. 

It's an easy fix.  Shuffle all departments every 3 years.  No one ever will get comfortable in their little shitty government job.  At the very least shuffle the managers. 

THIS IS THE SWAMP and it's been there for decades.  Government jobs used to suck and NOT pay a decent wage, now it's a better gig than private sector. 

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Butifldrm Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:55 Permalink

It's sad that Comey will make millions off his book. I'm not reading it! He should be tried and have to forfiet any profit or gains from his criminal behavior. He is definitely a Liar and a Leaker!

gregga777 Cash Is King Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:58 Permalink

Not to insult “smart people” by lumping GS into the mix but even this clown knows that beating a dead horse (Russian/Collusion) is a complete waste of time and futile at this point!

If so, he is one of the very few presstitute POS's in the Anglo-Zionist FAKE NEWS Media & Entertainment Oligopoly who understands that. Truth means nothing to the Anglo-Zionist FAKE NEWS Media presstitutes. 

 

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cesar LetThemEatRand Sat, 04/14/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

Yes, very weird that stephanopoulos would ask such a good question. Must be a mistake!

Comey says that not even 1% chance his wife thinks he has been unfaithful with a woman? Why not ask his wife (maybe Comey is gay).  Considering that surveys show that a majority of men cheat over the lifetime of a marriage it would be altogether appropriate for a woman to have at least a tiny doubt (say at least 1%) that her man was unfaithful. Either Comey is a liar or his wife is stupid or both.

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Yen Cross Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:02 Permalink

  I hope "Homey The Clown" makes a bunch of money.

  He's going to need it, when he's indicted.

  He thinks he's got an Ace card in the hole.

  That was an administration ago.

 BTW, How does the Wookie like her Cape Buffalo chopped?

deev Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

Good to see Trump is cutting through all the bullshit, and draining the swamp. He REALLY should go back and put Hillary in Jail!!