President Donald Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate whether the Russians did have a video tape of him in a hotel room with prostitutes urinating on the bed.
The salacious rumor was part of Christopher Steele's dossier that was released just after the 2016 election. When Comey went to New York to meet with the new president for the first time, he gave Trump the information that the dossier was in the hands of several media outlets and the intelligence community.
Comey explained what the information entailed as a courtesy to give Trump a heads up. It was previously reported that Trump took it as an attack and an attempt for the "deep state" to show they "had something" on him.
Now, however, it seems Comey was asked to investigate the tape, the New York Post reported from their early release of the Comey 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 his new book, “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,” he continued.
Comey was shocked by the request, specifically citing the "one percent chance."
“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?” Comey commented, about the request to use federal resources to help with his marriage.
Trump said that the claim couldn't be true because he is "a germaphobe." Now, however, we know that he was concerned about it after all.