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Trump threatens Comey: Better hope there are no tapes

Posted on May 12th, 2017 at 17:18 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


President Trump on Friday morning issued a cryptic threat to fired FBI Director James Comey amid a storm of media leaks contradicting the White House.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted.

A number of reports emerged late Thursday revealing current and former FBI officials dispute Trump’s account of a meeting he had with Comey earlier this year.

Trump in an NBC interview on Thursday said Comey had requested a dinner with him, during which Trump asked whether Comey wanted to stay on as the FBI head.

The president also said Comey told him three times — twice over the phone and once at their dinner meeting — that he was not the subject of any FBI investigations.

But that claim has been met with raised eyebrows in Washington. Bureau officials, speaking to the press, have contradicted Trump’s claims on several points.

Officials told NBC that the White House requested the dinner meeting, not Comey. A former senior official said that Comey would never have told the president he was not under investigation.

So….. a prez who openly admits he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation (and thus admitting to obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense) who now threatens a private citizen and while doing so basically admits the FBI has information that would be damaging to him… A private American citizen who has been asked to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence committee. If that’s not pretty blatant witness intimidation I don’t know what is. Pass me the popcorn please.

Oh, and somebody should read history to Trump.

1973. Alexander Butterfield was testifying before Congress, and answered some minor question with a comment about checking the tapes. “What tapes?” was the question that everyone asked. This was the first that anyone outside of the Nixon circle knew that he was taping the Oval Office.

And yes, they were subpoenaed.

  1. Quote:

    A source close to Comey told me this morning: “He hopes there are tapes. That would be perfect.”

  2. I just received a history book printed in 2054. Here’s what it says: “Director Comey played a very minor role in Trump’s impeachment, for a very limited amount of time.”

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