Now Trump says he DIDN'T record conversations with ex-FBI chief Comey
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 19:40
He mentioned that with all those latest reports on e-surveillance, any interceptions, disclosure of information about people and illegal information leaks, he had no idea if there were recordings of his conversations with James Comey, but he did not have them.
The acting Republican chairman and senior Democrat in charge of the House Intelligence Committee's Russian Federation investigation had given the White House a June 23 deadline to produce any recordings that might exist of Trump's conversations with Comey.
Among the questions Schiff alluded to was whether it remained possible that tapes were made as part of an internal White House recording system similar to the one used by former Presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
When asked whether he thought the conversation had been recorded, Mr Comey replied: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".
Meanwhile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speculated that President Trump may not have taped the conversations he had with Mr Comey.
Trump also claimed he had always told a "straight story" about whether he recorded his private conversations with Comey.
Mr Trump, in the Fox News Channel interview, did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Mr Comey's story.
After the tweet, Mr Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee to make his account of interactions with the President public.
Trump denied there has been any attempt to obstruct the investigation.
"I certainly think that the president would hope that the former director would tell the truth".
Within days of his appointment as Mr Trump's new National Security Adviser in February, Mike Flynn resigned after it emerged he had lied to federal agents about a conversation about sanctions with the Russian ambassador before taking office.
"Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer", Trump said.
The President said so during an interview with Fox & Friends, his first television appearance in over a month.
The President suggested the friendship makes Mueller's objectivity, intentions, and investigation flawed.
"Was he trying to intimidate James Comey?" he asked.