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President Trump Threatens Comey With ‘Tapes’ Of Their Conversations

President Trump issued a startling public threat to his ousted FBI director Friday morning: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted. On Thursday, Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt that on three occasions, Comey had reassured him he was not under investigation for ties to Russia. One of those conversations was at dinner, and two others were during separate phone calls. The implication that Trump taped a private conversation is shocking: Author Jared Yates Sexton asked, “Is the president admitting he surreptitiously records his conversations? Because that’s massive, if so.”

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