Former FBI Director James Comey repeated one of the more pervasive false claims about the infamous Steele dossier on Thursday, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier Republicans first financed the salacious document.

Instead, the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded the dossier project.

“I knew it was first funded by Republicans,” Comey told Baier during an exchange about his knowledge of the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele wrote.

“That’s not true, that the dossier that Christopher Steele worked on was funded by Republicans?” Baier replied.

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