The House intelligence committee is inquiring into whether or not President Trump taped his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.
The committee’s chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway Texas, and the ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, reportedly sent a letter on Friday to White House Counsel Don McGahn demanding the release of any “tapes” of conversations or memos between Comey and the president.
In addition, the House committee and a Senate committee sent a letter to Comey on Friday, requesting any notes in his possession that describe the meetings he had with Trump, be turned over to them by June 23, as reported by The Hill.
The media went wild last month after Trump first claimed to have “tapes” of his private conversations with Comey at the White House. The actual existence of such tapes has not been officially verified.
“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted.
During this testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey remarked, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
The ousted FBI Director also admitted that he leaked memos regarding his conversations with Trump to “a good friend” at Columbia Law School named Professor Daniel Richman.
The Senate Intelligence Committee sent a letter to Richman requesting the leaked memos to be submitted to them by June 9.
“Mr. Comey himself has encouraged you to release them,” the committee members wrote in a letter dated Thursday. “Accordingly, we ask that you provide the Committee copies of all memoranda you received from Mr. Comey by no later than June 9, 2017.
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