James Comey just had an interview with Bret Baier, and one of the more remarkable moments was when he seemed to be confused about the funding of the Trump dossier.
Watch below at about the 8:45 minute mark:
Comey just says it was “reliable” but says that he’s only read in the media that it was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
This is very odd – is he feigning that he didn’t know the source of the dossier in order to avoid getting in trouble over it?
“Steele was first funded by Republicans” —Comey said this to @BretBaier. This is not believable.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) April 26, 2018
Wow. Fmr Dir Comey is in tatters after 15 minutes w/ @BretBaier— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) April 26, 2018
.@BretBaier asks Comey when he first learned Trump dossier was funded by Clinton campaign: 'I still don't know that for a fact,' Comey said. 'I've only seen that in the media.'— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 26, 2018
In @BretBaier interview, Comey seems unaware/confused about difference between Fusion GPS/Free Beacon period and Fusion GPS/Steele dossier period.— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 26, 2018
Here’s the second part of the entire interview:
Ouch. @BretBaier is burying fmr Dir Comey in 5 minutes. “I probably should have said “really sloppy” said Comey. Bret follows “Why let Mills sit in?” Ouch again. Comey reaches for water.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) April 26, 2018
Comey is LYING to @BretBaier, saying the Dossier was not central to the acquisition of FISA warrants— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) April 26, 2018
I think everyone who does what we do has to recognize @BretBaier interview of fmr Dir Comey as one of the very best, if not the best, polite but determined, well-prepared cross examination of a controversial figure we have ever seen.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) April 26, 2018