When news of Comey's account broke, Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes'"
President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. photo: AP/Evan Vucci, photo: AP/Evan Vucci
22 of June 2017 12:21:38
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director.Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist.Trump has disputed Comey's assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during a dinner meeting they had.
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
When news of Comey's account broke, Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public. Destroying them would be a crime.The House committee investigating Russian meddling in the election set a Friday deadline for the White House to hand over any tapes.
...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017