James Comey tells ABC in an interview that it's "possible" that the salacious details about President Donald Trump are true but reiterated that the dossier in question remained unverified at the time of his dismissal.
The former FBI director turned publicity-hound told "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos in an interview that Trump had mulled ordering him to disprove the salacious details.
According to Comey, the president told him "I may order you to investigate that" because "'If there's even a 1 percent chance my wife thinks that's true, that's terrible."
"I said, 'Sir, that's up to you. But you'd want to be careful about that, because it might create a narrative that we're investigating you personally, and second, it's very difficult to prove something didn't happen,'" Comey told Stephanopoulos.
The ABC interview is Comey's first to peddle his new book "A Higher Power" that comes out next week. And Trump wasted no time refuting Comey's assertions.
Though Comey said it's "possible" that the sordid details in the dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele are true, he said the 35-page document remained unverified at the time of his firing last May.
"I honestly never thought this words would come out of my mouth, but I don't know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes … in Moscow in 2013," Comey told Stephanopoulos. "It's possible, but I don't know."
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