In a post on Twitter, President Donald Trump admitted that he does not have taped conversations between himself and fired FBI Director James Comey — contradiciting an earlier Tweet that said he did.
After Trump fired Comey last month, the president Tweeted that he had tapes of conversations. Comey, in turn, testified in front of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence about his unease of being left alone with Trump.
Trump’s Tweet of May 9 raised speculation about recordings to a fever pitch in and out of Washington, D.C.
“James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” the president tweeted.
For weeks there has been rampant speculation if there were recordings that would condradict Comey’s memorandums of meetings with the president, but that became clear on Thursday morning that no such tape existed.
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
…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