United States President Donald Trump has said he “did not make” and does not have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI director James Comey.
- Donald Trump had earlier hinted he might have recordings
- James Comey said during Senate testimony he hoped there were tapes
- Absence of recordings likely to make Mr Comey’s notes more important
With two tweets Mr Trump put to an end a high-stakes guessing game after the President hinted he might have recordings of his private conversations with Mr Comey at the White House and over the phone.
The day after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey, who was leading an investigation into contacts before and after the election between the President’s campaign and Russian officials, he tweeted the FBI “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”