Even with all of the pumping of James Comey’s new book “A Higher Loyalty” by the media, some reviews are managing to get published about just how sleazy and petty that the former FBI director’s anti-Trump manifesto really is.
Not to suggest that a slimeball like Comey ever occupied the moral high ground on anything but the lurid sensationalism in his self-serving attack on Trump is leaving many wanting and others who aren’t blindly biased to point out that the book is trashy and possibly so much so, that it will come back to burn the tall man.
One of the most disgusting elements of Comey’s book is that he has brought back the tale of the peeing prostitutes from the dirty dossier put together by scummy Brit spook Christopher Steele, paid for by the Clinton campaign and disseminated by John McCain and Fusion GPS. An allegation that had been discredited but Comey whipped it out to damage Trump and to sell more books.
An early peek at Friday's front… pic.twitter.com/mRgKGv1fBK
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 12, 2018
The New York Daily News reports “‘It’s possible’ Trump was with peeing prostitutes in Moscow, former FBI director James Comey says”:
Former FBI director James Comey said Friday “it’s possible” that Donald Trump was “with prostitutes peeing on each other” in Moscow in 2013.
“I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current President of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013,” Comey told ABC News. “It’s possible, but I don’t know.”
Comey also revealed Trump once asked him, “Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?”
Comey tells ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he met with President Trump shortly after his inauguration to talk about allegations that he had sex with prostitutes during a trip to Moscow when he was still a reality star.
Trump told Comey pee tape can’t be real because he’s a germaphobe
“I started to tell him about the allegation was that he had been involved with prostitutes in a hotel in Moscow in 2013 during the visit for the Miss Universe pageant and that the Russians had filmed the episode, and he interrupted very defensively and started talking about it, you know, ‘Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?'” Comey told ABC News.
What Comey didn’t tell Trump is that it was known that Team Hillary had paid for the manufactured dirt but it had to have given George Stephanopoulos a chubby hearing it.
But not all of Trump’s sworn enemies are happy that Comey went there. The cesspool of propaganda and fake news that is the Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post, for example, feels that it could hurt Comey’s credibility and is warning readers of the possibility.
Perspective: Why the lewd Trump-Russian prostitutes allegation is a distraction, and we should all be careful https://t.co/ns0hfmOgPI
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 14, 2018
For better or worse, James B. Comey’s new book has forced us to talk about an allegation involving President Trump and urinating Russian prostitutes. It’d be better if we didn’t dwell upon it.
The Steele dossier’s allegation that Trump watched prostitutes, uh, micturate upon themselves in a Moscow hotel room — and the idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin is using it as kompromat against Trump — is kibble for Trump’s opponents. Until this week, though, it had largely been relegated to social media jokes and an occasional glancing reference on cable news.
But just like Trump’s use of a profanity to describe African nations — and the largely uncorroborated Steele dossier itself — the allegation has been pushed into the mainstream. According to Comey, Trump is fixated upon it. He wrote that Trump devoted a fair amount of time arguing to him that it wasn’t true, even asking Comey to launch an investigation to disprove it.
Comey’s recounting has even led New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait to declare himself a “peeliever,” a term that probably describes a growing number of Americans right now who think Trump’s reaction to the book lends credence to the allegation.
This detail is salacious and a great way to sell books, and it’s probably worth noting that the president is somewhat consumed by this. But it’s difficult to think of a bigger distraction from the very serious issues raised by the Russia investigation — for Trump, for his opponents and for the media. This remains a claim that is still without basically any corroboration, and the idea that it’s true because Trump complains about it is fanciful.
When you have lost the Washington Post you are not that far from losing it all.