White House Responds to Comey Tape Inquiry with Trump Tweet

White House Responds to Comey Tape Inquiry with Trump Tweet

White House Responds to Comey Tape Inquiry with Trump Tweet

President Donald Trump speaks during campaign style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 21, 2017.

"With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmaskings and illegal leaking 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".

On Friday, Republican Representative Mike Conaway, who is leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Russian Federation probe, said Trump's tweet was not a sufficient response. "I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous if you want to know the truth".

Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller met with #Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr along with ranking Democrat Sen.

Comey also said Trump privately asked him to "let go" of the FBI's investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Trump appeared to be referring to his statements over the months, which Comey confirmed in his testimony, that the then-FBI director had told the president that he was not under investigation. He should have done something about it.

The article also pointed out that the committees that are running the investigations had not yet obtained former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey's memos, which the former FBI official started keeping after his first meeting with President-elect Trump while at Trump Tower in January. With that said, according to sources close to the two men, as well as Comey's attorney, the friendship did not continue into their personal lives.

Trump repeatedly refused to say whether he believed Mueller would have to recuse himself from the inquiry.

Trump told Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" that special counsel Robert Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome".

Trump said: "there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that", and he added that some of Mueller's legal team had supported Hillary Clinton.

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