Since being fired from his position as FBI Director, James Comey has been screaming for relevance.
His new book, which goes over his career working in the government, has so far been a flop.
So to try to get some coverage, James Comey came out with the stupidest lie ever and got called out on the spot.
Going in to interview with Fox News, James Comey made his reservations known beforehand.
He stated that he was going to speak to a news station that wants him in jail.
Despite his reservations, he chose to join Fox News, and participate in an interview hosted by Bret Baier.
Most of the interview was what everyone expected.
James Comey continued to claim that he acted accordingly while in office and that he was wrongfully fired.
But what wasn’t expected was a ridiculous claim that Comey made about the now-famous Russia dossier that was compiled by former British Spy Christopher Steele.
It is a well-known fact that the dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.
Despite this, Comey attempted to claim that the dossier was first funded by Republicans.
Baier quickly shut down that claim, informing Comey that the Republicans didn’t work for Fusion GPS.
He did squash the phony evidence Comey used to make his claim.
The Washington Free Beacon, which has conservative leanings, did put Fusion GPS on retainer to compile opposition research against Trump during the primary, but none of the money they spent went towards funding the Steele dossier.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“Former FBI Director James Comey repeated one of the more pervasive false claims about the infamous Steele dossier on Thursday, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier Republicans first financed the salacious document.
Instead, the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded the dossier project.
“I knew it was first funded by Republicans,” Comey told Baier during an exchange about his knowledge of the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele wrote.
“That’s not true, that the dossier that Christopher Steele worked on was funded by Republicans?” Baier replied.
“My understanding is his work started funded as oppo research funded by Republicans,” Comey insisted.
Baier corrected Comey, saying The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, claimed they hired Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm commissioned the dossier, on a retainer, “but they did not fund the Christopher Steele memo or the dossier.”
“That was initiated by Democrats,” Baier said.
“My understanding was the activity was begun, that Steele was hired to look into was first funded by Republicans then picked up — important thing was picked up by Democrats opposed to Donald Trump,” Baier added.
Comey’s false claim is not without precedent, though it is surprising given the FBI relied on the dossier as part of its investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian government.
Fusion GPS hired Steele to investigate Trump in June 2016. The opposition research firm was working at that time for Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC.”
While stretching the truth is nothing new to Comey, this new claim is on another level of ridiculous.
The fact that he, as the former head of the FBI, could make such a ridiculous claim about something he was supposed to be investigating gives much credence to President Trump for having fired him.