Comey Memoir: Trump Fixated on Lewd Dossier Allegation - Page 2

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

  • A jarring lack of curiosity. Comey says that in a Trump Tower meeting in January 2017, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Trump, Mike Pence, and other senior administration officials about Russian interference, and he was startled by their reaction. "They were about to lead a country that had been attacked by a foreign adversary, yet they had no questions about what the future Russian threat might be," Comey writes. He says the Trump team instead started discussing how to "spin" the development for the public.
  • Small hands? Comey—who is 6-foot-8—says that when they first met, Trump was shorter than he expected and his tie was "too long." He says when he met Trump, he had "bright white half-moons" under his eyes, apparently from tanning goggles. He says he deliberately tried to check the size of Trump's hands and determined they were "smaller than mine but did not seem unusually so."
  • Clinton emails. Comey defends his decision to reveal 11 days before the election that the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails had been reopened, the New York Times reports. He admits that he thought she was going to win the election, and worried she would be an "illegitimate president" if he failed to disclose facts about the investigation.

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