Trump Threatens Comey: You Better Hope There Aren’t ‘Tapes’ Of Our Conversation
President Trump continued his tweetstorm this morning with what can only be called a threat directed at the former Director of the F.B.I.:
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
So basically we have Trump doing two things here. First of all, he’s issuing a direct threat to James Comey, in apparent reference to reports that people close to Comey are saying that Trump’s version of events regarding a meeting between the two wasn’t close to the truth. Second, is he implying that he’s recording conversations in the White House with some kind of Nixon-like taping system? The mere fact that he’s suggesting it means that this question must now be asked as part of any ongoing investigation, and that if any such tapes exist they must be subpoenaed and turned over just like Nixon’s eventually were.
Like I said, we’re only at Day 113………..or, as I put it on Twitter:
This season of The West Wing is incredibly implausible.
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) May 12, 2017