Relax, Comey: US Secret Service Says No 'Tapes' Exist

  • Relax, Comey: US Secret Service Says No 'Tapes' Exist

Relax, Comey: US Secret Service Says No 'Tapes' Exist

One person who has worked with Trump in the past declared there was "no chance" he had actually taped his conversations with Comey.

"If the president had tapes that clearly contradicted Director Comey, I am shocked that they're not public right now", Sen.

The recordings referred to would cover conversations Trump had with Comey when he asked him for a loyalty pledge and allegedly requested that Comey end the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The House intelligence committee has called on both the White House and Comey to hand over any material related to its Russian Federation investigation, including memos and recordings, by June 23.

The Secret Service on Monday said it has no copies or transcripts of audio recordings made within the White House during President Donald Trump's term so far, though Trump appeared to suggest a recording system may exist inside the Oval Office.

If President Trump did secretly record his private White House meetings, he didn't enlist the Secret Service to help.

The president said he would reveal if he taped conversations "over a very short period of time".

The move to investigate the US President comes after Mr Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 9, according to the The Post.

Their statement came in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Wall Street Journal and was confirmed by NBC News.

More recently, however, Trump seems to have had a habit of making a different play - of bluffing that he has tapes that will supposedly prove him right in some dispute or another, in an effort to get his opponent to back down.

More than four decades ago, the Senate voted to create a special investigative committee to look into the Watergate break-in, and Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, subpoenaed the White House tapes from Nixon.

'The president made clear in the Rose Garden last week that he would have an announcement shortly, ' the press secretary said.

Personal anecdote: Candidate Trump once said he had taped a call with me, after disputing how he was quoted. Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.

Trump added that people would be disappointed with the answer.