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

14 Juin, 2017, 12:17 | Author: Claudine Rigal

According to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Secret Service by the Wall Street Journal, the Secret Service says it has no record of transcripts or recordings - "tapes" - having to do with President Donald Trump or the current administration.

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey now-famously exclaimed during his testimony before the Senate last week, indicating such tapes would corroborate Comey's memo stating Trump told the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, "I hope you can let this [probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn] go".

The Secret Service, which protects the president and his family, maintained a secret taping system for the White House in the eras of John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

It remains possible that someone other than the Secret Service could have made a recording.

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On Friday, after explosive testimony from Comey in Congress repeated the claims that Trump pressured him over Flynn, Trump responded angrily, calling Comey a liar.

Members of Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the election have shown interest in whether Trump did tape his White House conversations with Comey or anyone else.

Last week, Trump said at a news conference "you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer", to the question of whether Trump had "tapes", adding "don't worry".

"When he's ready to further discuss it, he will".

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