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Trump has been possibly taping secretly White House meetings

Trump has been possibly taping secretly White House meetingsDonald Trump threatened former FBI director James Comey on Twitter on Friday morning. Trump tweeted: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

This is reported by The Guardian.

The tweet, which if taken at face value would suggest Trump has been secretly taping White House meetings, came after the New York Times reported that he demanded “loyalty” from Comey in a private dinner held shortly after Trump took office.

At the White House press briefing on Friday afternoon, press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly refused to deny that Trump was taping visitors to the White House.

Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into alleged links between Trump aides and Russia during the 2016 election, was fired on Tuesday in a surprise announcement.

The White House initially claimed Comey was fired by recommendation of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who was dissatisfied with Comey’s handling of the Clinton email scandal. But Trump later said it was entirely his decision and said “this Russia thing” factored into it.

The mention of tapes will only fuel further comparisons of Trump to Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Nixon infamously taped meetings in the Oval Office and recordings of those meetings led to his resignation from office.
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