Democratic leaders in the House have asked the White House for any recordings President Donald Trump may have of his conversations with now former FBI director James Comey.
Hours after Trump mentioned the possibility of recordings between the two men in a tweet Friday morning, Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Elijah Cummings of Maryland wrote a letter to White House counsel Donald McGahn and broached the subject.
"Under normal circumstances, we would not consider credible any claims that the White House may have taped conversations of meetings with the president," the lawmakers wrote, The Hill reports.
"However, because of the many false statements made by White House officials this week, we are compelled to ask whether any such recordings do in fact exist. If so, we request copies of all recordings in possession of the White House regarding this matter."
In the wake of Trump's dismissal of Comey earlier this week, the president posted this on Twitter Friday morning:
That remark has sparked several questions about whether the president has recorders in the Oval Office and/or somewhere in the executive residence. White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about it Friday afternoon and would not offer any additional comment.
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