Donald Trump carefully denies ‘making or having’ tapes of meetings with ex-FBI chief James Comey

Donald Trump has denied ‘making or having’ tapes of private conversations he had with James Comey, who he fired as FBI director in May.

President Trump, who is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice, had previously hinted he had recordings of Oval Office conversations with Comey.

Testifying before Congress earlier this month, Comey claimed the President had urged him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.

Trump had been forced to fire Flynn after it emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about meetings with the Russian Ambassador during the transition period before Trump took office.

But today, in what appeared to be an unusually precisely worded pair of tweets, President Trump denied he had any tapes of Comey.

He wrote: “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”

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