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Comey Admits He Hid That Dems Funded Steele Dossier From Trump – ‘Wasn’t Necessary For My Goal’

James Comey told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he did not tell President Trump the infamous Fusion GPS dossier was funded by the DNC because he didn’t view it as necessary.

“Did you tell him the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?” Stephanopoulos asked the former FBI director in an interview set to air on Sunday night.

“No, I don’t even think I used the words ‘Steele Dossier,'” Comey responded. “I just talked about additional material.”

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“Did he have a right to know that?” Stephanopoulos asked as a follow-up.

“That it had been financed by his political opponents? I don’t know the answer to that,” Comey conceded. “It wasn’t necessary for my goal, which was to alert him that we had this information.” (RELATED: Media Spreads Fake News About Republicans Funding Steele Dossier)

Comey wrote in his upcoming book that POTUS reportedly reached out to him and asked him to specifically investigate the salacious claims in the dossier.

Trump allegedly pressed Comey at a January 2017 dinner to disprove the “golden showers” so that there wasn’t “even one percent chance” First Lady Melania Trump would think they were “true.”

“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,” Comey explained. “I said it was up to him.”

President Trump hit back at Comey Friday morning in a series of tweets. (RELATED: Trump Goes After ‘Slimeball’ Comey)

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