James Comey’s new book hasn’t been released to the public yet, but even the most basic details from his interviews and pre-release reports continue to drop explosive clues about the contents of the story.
The Atlantic‘s Natasha Bertrand just used those reports to uncover a golden nugget from Comey’s book about Trump’s obsession with the “pee tape” allegations in former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s famous dossier.
Steele famously wrote of Trump seeking a form of fetish revenge on President Obama by staying in the same suite and paying Russian prostitutes to pee on the bed, which Russian intelligence services purportedly recorded.
“Trump told Comey that he did not say overnight in the Moscow Ritz in 2013, according to Comey’s new book,” wrote Bertrand in a tweet you can see below. “But Trump’s own bodyguard, Keith Schiller, testified that he did.”
In fact, Natasha Bertrand is 100% correct in spotting the contradiction from Comey’s book, in which Donald Trump may have lied to then-FBI Director Comey while seeking to fashion a blanket alibi for the “golden showers” tape, which even Steele isn’t sure really exists.
Keith Schiller was Trump’s longtime bodyguard and his former Director of Oval Office Operations, who told a Congressional investigation late last year that he was a witness to Trump retiring to his hotel room. NBC reported that Schiller :
That night, two sources said, Schiller said he discussed the conversation with Trump as Trump was walking back to his hotel room, and Schiller said the two men laughed about it as Trump went to bed alone. Schiller testified that he stood outside Trump’s hotel room for a time and then went to bed.
One source noted that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump’s hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night.
Former FBI Director James Comey’s book says that the President obsessively asked him at least four times about the pee tape – presenting the absurd excuse that he needed to protect his beleaguered wife, Melania – while claiming germophobia would prevent such a tape from existing.
This isn’t the first new evidence to emerge recently indicating that a pee tape could exist.
Mother Jones and Yahoo! investigative reporters David Corn and Michael Isikoff published a book named Russian Roulette recently, which documented Donald Trump’s visit to a since-shuttered nightclub in Las Vegas’ Palazzo mall called “The Act,” which used to simulate golden showers before it was shut down.
The existence of a recording showing the sitting President enjoying a troupe of Russian prostitutes soiling his hotel bed isn’t going to change any of the legal facts on the ground about Donald Trump’s horrible and often, apparently illegal conduct.
However, the emergence of the pee tape would go a long way towards confirming the complete contents of Christopher Steele’s dossier on Russian election collusion with Donald Trump, which could certainly turn into the proverbial straw which breaks the camel’s back.
Read Natasha Bertrand’s amazing tweet putting the pieces together about Donald Trump’s pee tape alibi:
Trump told @Comey that he did not stay overnight in the Moscow Ritz in 2013, according to Comey's new book. But Trump's own bodyguard, Keith Schiller, testified that he did. pic.twitter.com/JxvU8Kp2nG
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) April 13, 2018