WATCH: Comey Stuns During ABC Interview With BIG Confession About Dossier

Former FBI Director James Comey claims “it wasn’t necessary” to inform President Donald Trump that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee funded the Steele dossier.

In his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” Comey mostly spews salacious claims and tabloid gossip.

As noted by The Daily Caller, he also admitted to not telling Trump a major detail about the dossier.

During a teaser video previewing his interview with ABC host George Stephanopoulos, which airs on Sunday, Comey admits that he did not tell Trump the dossier was funded by Clinton and the DNC because he didn’t view it as “necessary.”

“Did you tell him the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“No, I don’t even think I used the words ‘Steele Dossier,’” Comey replied. “I just talked about additional material.”

“Did he have a right to know that?” Stephanopoulos fired back.

“That it had been financed by his political opponents? I don’t know the answer to that,” Comey said. “It wasn’t necessary for my goal, which was to alert him that we had this information.”

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In January 2017, Comey met with Trump for a private dinner to discuss the Russia investigation and the salacious dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

From late 2015 to early 2016, the left-wing firm Fusion GPS hired Steele to compile the dossier. As the 2016 presidential election was ramping up, Clinton and the DNC paid Fusion GPS roughly $9 million to fund Steele’s anti-Trump operation.

The FBI, which was led by Comey at the time, used the Clinton-DNC funded dossier to launch the Russia investigation against Trump. Comey didn’t think it was necessary to tell Trump that, and deliberately hid the dossier funding from the president of the United States.

Perhaps Comey didn’t tell Trump about the dossier funding because it knew how shady it looked. A Clinton-DNC funded hit piece was used by Comey’s FBI to trigger the Russia investigation against Trump.

Some have argued this is one of the biggest scandals in modern political history. On Friday, Trump nuked Comey in a pair of tweets.

Calling him a “proven leaker and liar,” Trump said everyone in Washington D.C. hated Comey and agrees that he should be prosecuted for leaking classified information.

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