Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Legislators request that Trump turn over any Comey tapes



WASHINGTON: US administrators approached President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of discussions with let go FBI boss James Comey, conceivably setting up a standoff with the White House as Democrats considered a blacklist of the vote on Comey's substitution.

In an exceedingly bizarre move, Trump a week ago seemed to recommend on Twitter that he may have tapes of discussions with Comey and cautioned the previous executive of the Federal Bureau of Investigation against conversing with the media. Trump and a White House representative declined to affirm or deny whether such tapes exist.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the White House must "dispel any confusion air" about whether there are any taped discussions.

"You can't be charming about tapes. On the off chance that there are any tapes of this discussion, they should be turned over," Graham told NBC's "Meet the Press" program.

Trump started a political firestorm when he suddenly let go Comey a week ago. The FBI has been examining asserted Russian interfering in the US decision and conceivable ties amongst Moscow and the Trump crusade.

Democrats have blamed Trump for endeavoring to defeat the FBI's test and have required some kind of free investigation into the matter.

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