Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest

First Lady Melania Trump also took part in the interview. She spoke after her husband to say she and Barron were'all settled in the White House

First Lady Melania Trump also took part in the interview. She spoke after her husband to say she and Barron were'all settled in the White House

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during this very sacred election process", he wrote.

President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"If the president had no tapes, why did he suggest otherwise?"

"I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meetings, so I thought it important to document", Comey said.

On June 8, Comey testified in Congress that he felt something inappropriate was happening when the president told him, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

The White House has copied and pasted one of President Donald Trump's tweets as an official statement about records of conversations with James Comey.

"By talking about something like tapes made Comey in particular think to himself 'I better be honest, I better tell the truth, '" Spicer said in the Fox News interview. My story didn't change, my story was always a straight story, my story was always the truth.

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On May 17, Trump set off a flurry of speculation by sending a tweet that seemingly indicated he might have taped conversations of his conversations with the FBI director, who he later fired, citing the Russian Federation investigation. Trump has seized on that statement as vindication, though the investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries. Allegations of ties to Russian Federation have cast a shadow over Trump's first five months in office, distracting from attempts by his fellow Republicans in Congress to overhaul the U.S. healthcare and tax systems.

That's not to mention the fact that Trump has since indicated that his original tapes tweet was meant to essentially influence Comey's public comments and testimony, something some believe could qualify as witness intimidation or obstruction of justice - something the president is already believed to be under investigation for.

That initial Twitter missive triggered a series of consequences.

The possibility that tapes existed eventually led Comey to direct a friend to release information about his interactions with Trump to The New York Times.

USA media said Mr Mueller was also examining whether Mr Comey's sacking was an attempt by the president to alter the course of the investigation.

Trump tells "Fox and Friends" in an interview to be broadcast Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome".

Trump on May 12 floated the idea he had an audio record of their conversations, seemingly as a way to intimidate Comey. So you'll have to do a little investigative reporting to determine that.

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Praised by Earhardt for what she dubbed a "smart" move, the president retorted, "Well, it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that".

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By about a 2-to-1 margin, the respondents said they are more likely to trust Comey's account, which he laid out in detail in Senate testimony earlier this month.

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.

Trump fired Comey on May 9. More than a half-dozen aides said they were unaware of any recording devices.

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Comey explained the process during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

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