WASHINGTON (WNCN/AP) – The president of the United States tweeted Thursday afternoon that he did not record conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
Donald Trump did not completely rule out the existence of such recordings but he said he did not record conversations with Comey.
Trump has disputed Comey’s assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during a dinner meeting they had.
When news of Comey’s account broke, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public. Destroying them would be a crime.
The House committee investigating Russian meddling in the election set a Friday deadline for the White House to hand over any tapes.