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President Donald Trump casually accused former FBI Director James Comey of trying to hold dirt over his head in an interview with The New York Times.

Trump argued that Comey brought him the infamous dossier containing embarrassing claims about him specifically to show he had damaging information on him.

This comes directly from the Times’s account:

In the interview, Mr. Trump said he believed Mr. Comey told him about the dossier to implicitly make clear he had something to hold over the president. “In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr. Trump said. As leverage? “Yeah, I think so,’’ Mr. Trump said. “In retrospect.”

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The president dismissed the assertions in the dossier: “When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk. I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about, man, this is such a phony deal.”

Mr. Comey declined to comment on Wednesday.

It's quite the stunning allegation to accuse the former FBI director of trying to intimidate the president of the United States, though Trump's feud with Comey has been nothing short of surreal thus far.

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Comey admitted to leaking memos detailing his private conversations with Trump to the press during his congressional testimony. Trump responded by claiming Comey lied under oath.

The latest claim could be just the latest in a string of allegations to come.

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