NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations

NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations
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The New York Daily News is mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE over former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMcCabe's 25th Amendment comments 'taken out of context,' spokeswoman says Ex-federal prosecutor: I would have 'owned' wearing a wire to record Trump Ex-federal prosecutor: 'Thank God' Whitaker is gone, Barr will bring 'integrity' back to DOJ MORE’s revelation that the president considered asking him to investigate the infamous “pee tape” to disprove its existence.

Trump’s hometown newspaper taunted Trump on its Friday cover with the headline “Pee Brain!” with yellow graphics alongside revelations from Comey’s new book.

Excerpts from Comey’s upcoming book were published by several news outlets on Thursday, with one excerpt saying that Trump asked Comey to probe one of the most salacious allegations included in the so-called Steele dossier.


The "golden showers" claim, which surfaced in the dossier of unverified opposition research by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, claims Trump ordered two prostitutes to urinate on a bed once used by the Obamas at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton.

Trump told Comey that he wanted an investigation to disprove the tape because the rumors bothered first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight MORE, according to the FBI chief's new book.

“I’m a germaphobe,” Trump told Comey during a phone call shortly before Trump’s inauguration, according to the excerpt. “There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way.” 

“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 wrote, according to The Washington Post. “I said it was up to him.”

Comey's book will be released on Tuesday.