Schumer Gives Trump Ultimatum: Show Us The Tapes, Or Admit They Don’t Exist
After former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave Donald Trump an Ultimatum; to give up the tapes that prove his conversations with Comey, or “admit that there are no tapes.”
“It’s awfully curious that no one from the president’s team will either confirm or deny the existence of those tapes, when the tapes are the only way to prove that Mr. Comey’s testimony, which came under oath, was false or misleading,” said Schumer, speaking on the Senate floor after Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“President Trump: if you disagree with anything the Director said today, play the tapes for all of America to hear. Or admit that there are no tapes.”
Back in May, Trump suggested that there were secret recordings of his conversation with Comey, but the White House has declined the existence of those recordings.
“Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey said at one point during the hearing.
“All I can do is hope,” Comey said at another point. “The president surely knows whether he taped me.”