Daily D’oh: Tapes, What Tapes?

There is so much breaking news lately on the ever-widening allegations about Russian ties to the Trump campaign that it can be difficult to keep track of everything. With that in mind, we’ve created what we’re calling “The Daily D’oh!” to help you stay up-to-date on President Trump and the rest of the White House staff as more news emerges about Russia, James ComeyRobert Mueller, special investigations and everything else related to this ongoing crisis…

 

♦ D’OH!
This bit of news should not get lost in today’s discussion about the Senate healthcare legislation. From the New York Times:

President Trump acknowledged Thursday that he had not recorded his conversations with James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired amid the Justice Department’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia.

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking, and illegal leaking of information,” Mr. Trump said in a pair of tweets shortly before 1 p.m., “I have no idea …. whether there are ‘tapes’ of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, such recordings.”…

…The president’s Twitter messages on Thursday left open the possibility that the conversations may have been taped without his knowledge. But they largely confirmed the suspicions of outsiders that Mr. Trump had been leveling a baseless threat at Mr. Comey on May 12, when he wrote, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

It took 41 days for President Trump to publicly deny the existence of taped conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump quite literally could have done this at any time in the last 41 days.

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Off-the-cuff, threatening tapes was a great Trumpian idea – until Comey came forward with contemporaneous memos. Then it was a matter of figuring out how to get out of the lying mess he'd put himself in.

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