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Trump Told Comey that Vladimir Putin Boasted About Having the 'Most Beautiful Hookers in the World': Memo

The new memos reveal Trump may have spoken to the Russian president back in 2013.

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President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted of his country, "We have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world," according to newly released memos.

Trump reportedly dismissed the idea that he had consorted with "prostitutes" while in Moscow at the Miss Universe in 2013, as is claimed in the opposition research document known as the Steele dossier, but his remarks as recorded by Comey suggest he has spoken with Putin about sex workers.

Comey notes in the memo that he doesn't know when Trump spoke to Putin.

"He didn't seem to be speaking hyperbolically," Comey said on MSNBC Thursday night.

Even without delving into the intricacies of the Russia investigation, Trump's relationship and history with Putin remain mysterious. Long before he ran for president, Trump claimed to have a "relationship" with Putin. 

But by 2016, he was insisting, "I don't know Putin" on stage at a presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.

With the newest revelation in Comey's memo, there's a new and peculiar footnote in the history of the relationship of the two world leaders. But even if we can assume that Comey's memo accurately reports the president's words, it's much more difficult to say whether Trump was speaking truthfully.

You can read the full memos here.

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.