Comey Memoir: Trump Fixated on Lewd Dossier Allegation

President asked FBI chief to clear it up to ease Melania's mind
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2018 4:47 AM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2018 6:21 AM CDT
In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – After he reads James Comey's memoir, President Trump might wish he was still director of the FBI—so he could fire him all over again. In A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which will be released next week, Comey slams Trump as "unethical and untethered to truth," reports the AP, which obtained an advance copy. In the memoir, Comey describes Trump's repeated demands for loyalty. He says dealing with Trump gave him flashbacks to prosecuting Mafia bosses earlier in his career. "The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth," he writes. More:

  • Dossier obession. Comey says that early on, Trump seemed obsessed with a salacious Russia dossier that claimed he had hired prostitutes to pee on each other in a Moscow hotel room, the Washington Post reports. Comey says Trump told him he was worried that the allegations were upsetting to Melania Trump and added: "I'm a germaphobe. There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me."

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