Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations

White House press secretary Sean Spicer

President Trump's alluding Friday to having taped his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey has already propelled the purported talks to the top of WikiLeaks' wish list.

In an extraordinary series of tweets, Trump said Comey - who he fired on Tuesday - "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

In recent days, White House aides have given accounts of Mr. Trump's firing of Mr. Comey that were later contradicted by the president himself. Later, Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". "You know that, I know that. It hasn't recovered from that". According to the two anonymous sources cited in the story, Comey had replied that he could give Trump his "honesty". Comey's associates said that Trump had asked for the meeting, and he wasn't sure if he should go, but felt like he couldn't refuse. "And I think as well, our institutions are under assault internally".

Mr Trump also cited comments from James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, at a Senate hearing earlier this week that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. But the New York Times hears word that it wasn't testifying that Comey objected to, but rather that he wants his testimony to be open to the public. "So I'll see you over at the school".

The press briefing marked the latest extraordinary moment in a drama that has gripped Washington since Mr. Comey's firing on Tuesday night. He later stated that he had long planned to fire the director, and accused Comey of being a "showboat". "[Rosenstein] made a recommendation, but regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey".

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that "we can make a fast decision" on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, adding it could be done by the end of next week.

Earlier Friday, Trump reiterated his view that reports about collusion with the Russian government by members of his 2016 campaign are "fabricated". Understandably, there are questions surrounding why someone who's under scrutiny in an investigation is able to influence the firing of the person conducting that investigation.

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