Secret Service Doesn't Have Recordings of White House Conversations

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 17, 2017

If President Donald Trump recorded his White House conversations, the Secret Service does not have copies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Trump on Friday raised some eyebrows when he accused Comey of lying under oath when he claimed Trump asked him to "let go" of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Journal noted that, of course, "recordings could have been created by another entity" and that "most parts of the White House itself are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act".

It's the latest fall out from Comey's testimony last week which was followed by the President saying that in a "fairly short period of time" we'll find out if there are in fact tapes.

"If there are tapes, it is probably not very hard for the Justice Department to get them", said Rotunda.

In a shocking revelation made by U.S. Secret Service, officials have stated that they have no White House tapes.

If President Trump did secretly record his private White House meetings, he didn't enlist the Secret Service to help.

Richard Nixon's staff installed a voice-activated system that automatically recorded everything said in the Oval Office because the former president, who was bad with technology, was uncomfortable manipulating the buttons on a tape recorder. 'Oh, you're going to be disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry'.

Trump first brought up the existence of possible taped conversations with Comey three days after he abruptly fired him. Administration staffers still haven't answered the question.

Reporters inquired about the supposed tapes during a Monday White House press briefing held by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Since his ominous tweet, Trump has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny whether those tapes exist.

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