Trump Denies “Taping” Comey

”I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not create or possess any recordings of his private conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

The acknowledgment ends weeks of speculation, prompted by the president himself, that the White House may have recorded Trump’s conversations with Comey.

His tweets Thursday, however, left room for the possibility of potential recordings carried out by other sources.

In March, Trump accused the Obama administration, without evidence, of illegally tapping the phones at Trump Tower. The allegation was refuted by, among others, James Comey himself

If Trump is really concerned with third parties recording his White House conversations, he might want to stop letting mysterious Russian photographers into the Oval Office

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