House And Senate Investigators Just Issued a Directive On Comey ‘Tapes’ And Memos. Trump Is Livid
The White House has until June 23rd to release any ‘tapes and memos’ of conversations between President Trump and former FBI director James Comey, Senate and House investigators demanded Friday in separate letters.
In a surprise move that reportedly left Donald Trump fuming, a House panel led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) sent a letter on Friday to White House Counsel Don McGahn demanding the release of any “tapes” of conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump The Hill reports.
Following Comey’s dramatic congressional testimony, a Senate committee also requested copies of the ‘tapes’ and memos Comey wrote documenting his meetings with Trump. They provided a deadline of June 23.
Last month, Trump sparked a firestorm in the media when he appeared to threaten Comey with the existence of “tapes” that detailed conversations Comey and Trump had in the White House.
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
“Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey said during his testimony Thursday. Comey also called Trump “a liar” several times.
During a news conference Friday, Trump responded by saying Comey was a liar. Asked if he had taped their conversations, as he implied in a threatening tweet shortly after he fired Comey, Trump said he would reveal that answer soon.