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"Nothing further to add" on Trump's Comey "tapes" tweet: White House

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 00:46

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says U.S. President Donald Trump has ''nothing further to add'' about a tweet suggesting that there might be tapes of conversations between him and fired FBI Director James Comey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump has "nothing further to add" about a tweet suggesting that there might be tapes of conversations between him and fired FBI Director James Comey, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Friday. Trump warned Comey on Friday against talking to the media, suggesting there might be tapes of conversations between the two men that could contradict his account. "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump said in a string of Twitter posts. In a report that added to critics' charges that Trump has overstepped the norms of his office, the New York Times reported that the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, a request that would undermine the standing of the FBI chief as an independent law enforcer. On Twitter, Trump appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of contacts between them, the administration might produce tapes of conversations, although it was not clear if such tapes exist. The veiled threat added to the storm over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday.

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"Nothing further to add" on Trump's Comey "tapes" tweet: White House

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 00:46