President Donald Trump wanted former FBI Director James Comey to investigate the infamous “pee tape” allegations so that he could reassure Melania that he hadn’t actually paid Russian hookers to urinate on a hotel bed, Comey claims in his upcoming book.
“He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing’ … adding that it bothered him if there was ‘even a one percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true,” Comey writes in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
“He just rolled on, unprompted, explaining why it couldn’t possibly be true, ending by saying he was thinking of asking me to investigate the allegation to prove it was a lie. I said it was up to him.”
The conversation reportedly took place during the same private dinner on Jan. 27, 2017, where Comey claims the president demanded “loyalty.”
The meeting came just days after the publication of an intelligence dossier alleging that the Kremlin had a compromising tape of Trump paying prostitutes to perform a urination act on a bed once occupied by President Barack Obama and his wife.
Comey says he warned Trump an investigation might “create a narrative that we were investigating him personally.”
Trump replied that he “might be right” — but kept asking him to consider the idea.
Comey said he privately wondered why Melania might think there was even a 1 percent chance the allegations were true, claiming there is “zero chance” his own wife would believe such a claim.
“In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn’t do that?” he writes in the book, which hits shelves April 17.