George Stephanopoulos asks James Comey if he told President Trump the Fusion GPS Steele Dossier was paid for by his political opponents, and if not, whether the president had a right to know that seemingly critical piece of info.
Comey’s answer is quite telling.
His answer, “No,” and doing so “wasn’t necessary for my goal.”
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you tell him that the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?
JAMES COMEY: No, I didn’t think I used the term Steele dossier. I just talked about additional material.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But did he have a right to know that?
COMEY: That it had been financed by his political opponents? I don't know the answer to that. It wasn't necessary for my goal which was to alert him that we had this information.
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