The 1 Revealing Reason Donald Trump Asked James Comey to Investigate the ‘Golden Showers’ Incident (Plus, What It Means for His Marriage If It’s True)

Donald Trump’s troubles are far from over thanks to James Comey’s tell-all book. The book delves into what Trump asked from Comey regarding allegations of unsavory sexual behavior on the president’s part.

How damaging is the infamous “golden showers” incident to Trump and if true, what would it mean to his marriage? Page 5 explains why Trump wanted Comey to do an investigation.

1. Bombshell allegations surface early in Trump’s presidency

Us President Donald Trump walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he returns from his weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago, on February 12, 2017, in Washington, DC.

The dossier was an early scandal for the Trump Administration. | Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Buzzfeed published an unconfirmed dossier containing scandalous allegations against Trump in 2017, The New York Post reports. One of the more curious pieces of evidence was that Russian prostitutes were asked to perform a “golden showers” show in his presence, according to the document.

Next: This is how Trump responds. 

2. Trump’s response to the dossier was typical

The dossier prompted Trump to tweet out one of his familiar “WITCH HUNT” posts. |  Donald Trump via Twitter

In true Trump fashion, he responded to the allegations on Twitter by writing (in all caps): “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

Next: But denial wasn’t enough.

3. Trump tries to get Comey in his corner

Comey testified that Trump asked for his loyalty. | Doug Mills – Pool/Getty Images

Only one week into his presidency, Trump makes a “Godfather” type move by asking Comey to pledge loyalty to him during an intimate dinner, The New York Times reports. Comey told Trump that wasn’t something he could do, but promised to always be honest with him.

Next: But then Trump asks this crazy question.

4. The infamous dinner takes an awkward turn

Trump and Comey before the feud. | Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

While Trump had Comey at dinner he figured he’d use his time wisely and made this request. “He brought up what he called the ‘golden showers thing,’” Comey wrote in his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, The New York Post recounts.

“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. “I said it was up to him.”

Next: This why he wanted the pee tape investigated.

5. Trump thought Comey could get him out of the doghouse with Melania

Trump and Melania in Texas

Trump wanted to get on Melania’s good side. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Trump believed if the golden showers incident was proven false, Melania would know he wasn’t lying, Comey wrote, according to The New York Post. “It bothered him if there was ‘even a 1 percent chance’ his wife, Melania, thought it was true,” Comey mused.

Next: Trump followed up the request with this revelation.

6. This was why the incident couldn’t be true (according to Trump)

Trump frowning

Trump refers to himself as a germophobe. | Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

After pondering the exchange, Trump called Comey to deliver his solid reason why the pee tape didn’t hold water. “I’m a germophobe,” The New York Post recounted from Comey’s book. “There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way.”

Next: But does it really matter if it is true?

7. If the tape were true, what impact would it have on the Trump’s marriage?

President Donald Trump (L) and first lady Melania Trump

There’s little chance Melania will leave Trump while he’s in office. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From Stormy Daniels to the slew of women making sexual harassment claims against Trump, would a little pee tape change the course of the Trump’s marriage?

One source told Celebrity Insider Melania would not file for divorce no matter what because she is trying to provide stability for their son Barron. “Melania’s main focus and priority is the well-being of her son, Barron, and she believes that he needs a stable family environment, as much as that is possible given the sad situation, is the best thing for him,” the source said.

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