Does Trump Record His Conversations? The White House Won't Say

FBI chief James Comey

President Donald Trump threatened Friday morning to end White House press briefings, arguing that "it is not possible" for his staff to speak with "perfect accuracy" to the American public.

The tweet caused a stir in the U.S. media.

Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will brief the full U.S. Senate next week on Comey's firing, according to a spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

CNN citing unnamed source said Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have.

Asked whether anyone in the White House had an audio recording of the dinner, as Trump suggested in a tweet earlier on Friday, Spicer said: "I'm not aware of that". "The president has nothing further to add on that", Spicer replied.

But just like that, the president gave an interview to NBC News in which he said it was his idea from the beginning, and that he was thinking about Russian Federation when he made the final decision to fire Comey.

Host Larry Mantle sat down with Politico's Elana Schor and John Wagner, Washington Post White House Correspondent, to help unpack the latest development in Comey's dismissal.

The CNN host tried to get Swalwell on record as to whether there exist grounds for impeachment.

As with other elements of the Comey firing, which occurred Tuesday, there are several unanswered questions about Trump's tweeted salvo.

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, expressed his dismay over the sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in United States elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign.

Still, Trump's comments about "tapes" - which echoed the secret Watergate recordings made by ousted former President Richard Nixon - immediately drew sharp rebukes from Capitol Hill.

Comey had come under intense scrutiny for his role in the FBI's investigation into the email practices of Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the reopening of the investigation just days before the election.

"I will tell you that what he did, what Comey did, had good moments for me as a candidate". The president's tweets, they write, "raise the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice". "Highest level", Trump said when asked if he is planning to make an announcement soon.

"I think the president wants loyalty to this country and to the rule of law", he said. Trump said he had been thinking about dismissing Comey ever since he took office, but there was never going to be an appropriate time to do it.



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