During an interview with NBC News, Trump not only admitted he was considering the investigation into his possible ties with Russia when he fired Comey, but he also called the former FBI director a "showboat" and a "grandstander."
When asked multiple questions about the tweet and the existence of tapes, Spicer said, "The president has nothing further to add."
Other reporters followed up and asked if they believed the president was threatening former FBI Director James Comey.
"I don't think that was a threat. He simply stated a fact. The tweet speaks for itself. I'm moving on," Spicer said.
As far as Director Comey, his spokesperson has said he isn't worried about any tapes.
"If there is a tape, there's nothing he is worried about," a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
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