James Comey Just Responded To Trump’s Threatening Tweet
On Friday morning, Trump issued a not so veiled threat to former FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary.
“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted.
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Well, Comey was not moved by the president’s threat. The former FBI Director responded with a short sentence: “I’m not worried about any tapes,” a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday, adding that “if there is a tape, there’s nothing he is worried about” that could be on it.
On Thursday, Political Dig reported that Comey was “taken aback” by Trump’s demand of unconditional loyalty at a dinner shortly after he took office. Comey refused, saying he could not make such a pledge, but he promised to always be honest with the President.
Trump told NBC he thought Comey asked for the dinner, but the source denied the President’s account.
“It is absolutely untrue that Jim asked to have dinner or that he asked to have his job,” the source said. “That is a complete fabrication.”
In fact, the dinner between Comey and Trump on January 27 that it came at Trump’s request and was one-on-one, the source said, adding that if Comey had wanted to dine with Trump, he would have had to put the request in through the deputy attorney general.
“It doesn’t work that way. It’s ludicrous,” the source said.
The source also confirmed that Comey learned of his firing by catching it on TV.
“Initially, he thought it was a joke, and teased agents around him for teasing him. Then someone pulled him aside and told him it was true,” the source said.
The source said Comey thought at least he would get a phone call, adding, “the way (Trump) did it was remarkable.”