Saturday, May 13, 2017

Schiff Calls Trump’s Bluff: If Comey ‘Tapes’ Exist, Turn Them Over, Stat!

If President Donald Trump really recorded his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he should turn the recordings over “immediately,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) demanded Friday.

“For a President who baselessly accused his predecessor of illegally wiretapping him, that Mr. Trump would suggest that he, himself, may have engaged in such conduct is staggering,” Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote in a blistering statement. “The President should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading—and in this case threatening—statement.”

Trump on Friday sent a tweet saying Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’” of their conversations after multiple outlets published stories about a private dinner at the White House the two shared in January. Comey’s associates said that Trump asked the FBI director to pledge loyalty to him during that meal, while Trump said Comey, who was four years into a 10-year term as head of the FBI, asked him to keep his job.   Read full post 

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