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Donald Trump says he didn't record conversations with James Comey

Donald Trump says he didn't record conversations with James Comey”

Donald Trump admitted that he has no tapes of James Comey, but in a twist that shows how insane Trump is, the President didn't rule out someone else spying on him inside the White House.

"With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea.whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings", Trump said.

Former President Richard Nixon infamously recorded many of his Oval Office encounters - which came into play during the downfall of his presidency.

He tweeted May 12, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

The tweets are the latest chapter in a high-stakes guessing game after Trump hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with Comey at the White House and over the phone.

Advisers who speak to Trump regularly have said he had not mentioned the existence of tapes during their conversations.

The tapes - and the 18-minute gap that existed in the recordings - led to the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974, which requires tapes like Nixon's to be preserved as presidential records.

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee June 8, saying he wrote memos detailing private meetings with Trump, for fear the president would later lie about the discussions. The bad news is that Trump thinks that someone may be spying on him in the White House.

The President had plenty of opportunities before today to say there were no tapes; at a joint news conference with the leader of Romania earlier this month, Mr. Trump sidestepped a direct answer about tapes, and simply promised to let reporters know his answer in the future. That threat seemed to be a way to keep the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from talking with the media about what was said during his one-on-ones with the president.

He was sacked by Trump on May 9.

James Comey in 2014 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Multiple members of the Trump campaign and/or administration had ties to Russian Federation, including Paul Manafort, Carter Page, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Roger Stone, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Flynn.

"I think he was in his way instinctively trying to rattle Comey", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a longtime Trump confidant, has said. Spokespeople, including Vice President Mike Pence, initially said the firing was based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.



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