HMM: Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup. “Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey indicate that an early 2017 briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump about the contents of an infamous dossier was held so it could be leaked to media outlets eager to report on the dossier’s allegations. In multiple memos, Comey specifically mentioned that CNN had the dossier and wanted a ‘news hook’ that would enable the network to report on its most salacious allegations even though they had not been verified.”