15:11, June 22 116 0 abajournal.com

2017-06-22 15:11:05
Trump says he never recorded his conversations with James Comey

President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that he did not record his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Trump’s tweet said that “I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” the New York Times, the Washington Post and Bloomberg News report.

Trump’s denial puts an end to speculation that arose after he tweeted May 12 that, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Comey had referenced Trump’s May 12 tweet when he testified about his conversations with Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. “I’ve seen the tweet about tapes,” Comey said. “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

Comey said Trump told him in private conversations that he wanted his loyalty and he hoped he could let go of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia.

…whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.