People Are Excited to Hear Recorded Conversations Between Trump and Comey

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

People Are Excited to Hear Recorded Conversations Between Trump and Comey

"Release the tapes!"

Published May 12, 2017

  1. On Friday morning, Donald Trump alluded to the possible existence of taped recordings of private conversations with James Comey

    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." 

  2. During the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to comment on the existence of tapes and did not clarify the president's tweet

    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.

  3. The mentioning of possible tapes had many people excited
  4. The existence of tapes could mean there's physical evidence of Trump trying to obstruct a federal investigation
  5. Top Democrats have demanded Trump release any tapes or admit he fabricated the existence of tapes

    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.

  6. Another source told CNN, Comey said the existence of tapes would be 'perfect'

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

COMMENTS

Latest in news