WASHINGTON ― The Senate Intelligence Committee is exploring ways to compel President Donald Trump to hand over any potential audio recordings of now-former FBI Director James Comey, an aide with the committee told HuffPost.
But officials are grappling with two potential hurdles: They don’t actually know if the tapes exist, and likely will face fierce pushback from the White House if they request them.
“There’s no simple mechanism, but you can be sure we’ll take a look at it,” the committee aide said.
On Friday morning, Trump suggested in a tweet that there were “tapes” of his conversations with Comey, adding that he would release them if Comey leaked information about his firing to the press. The White House refused to deny that such recordings actually exist, with press secretary Sean Spicer saying only that the president had nothing to add beyond his tweet. Read full story here