Trump's tweet was formal response to request for Comey records: White House

Austin Daniel
June 26, 2017

He also said Trump's "bluff" toward Comey - in which he tweeted about the possible existence of tapes of their conversations - was "perfectly legal".

In an interview that aired Friday on "Fox and Friends", Trump said Mueller is "very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome".

Mr Comey was leading the investigation into allegations that Russian Federation tried to sway the election towards Mr Trump when the President fired him on May 9.

Mr Mueller has not given any details of his investigation but U.S. media have reported he is investigating Mr Trump for possible obstruction of justice, both in the firing of Mr Comey and whether Mr Trump tried to end an inquiry into sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Rather than calling the tactic intimidation, Spicer went on to say that the President tweeted "Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" in order to force the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to tell the truth about their interactions. Comey felt that Trump was attempting to cozy up to Comey in hopes of quashing the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

This morning, Fox News aired a new interview with Trump, asking about his bogus tweet, and after whining about the Obama administration for a while, the president argued that he was simply trying to intimidate the former FBI chief in advance of his sworn testimony in the investigation into Trump's Russian Federation scandal. For five-and-a-half weeks, the president and senior White House officials refused to tell the public whether such tapes exist.

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White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders, refuted speculations from the press that Trump was playing "game" in order to make sure that Comey tell the truth.

May 16 appears to be his first time Wittes previewed Comey stories. Mueller was reportedly chosen for the special prosecutor position because of his history of practiced neutrality, meaning it doesn't matter much what Trump knows or thinks about Mueller's team's political affiliations. When Trump asked then-FBI Director Comey whether he, Donald J. Trump, was being investigated by the FBI, Comey thrice said no. At the hearing, Comey told the committee "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", giving the President the go-ahead to release the tapes. "The whole thing is ridiculous, if you want to know the truth, from that standpoint". "You never know what's happening when you see what the Obama administration - and perhaps longer than that - was doing all of this unmasking and surveillance and you read all about it and I've been reading about it for the last couple of months, about the seriousness of the - and terrible situation with surveillance all over the place", said Mr Trump.

President Trump accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of hiring "all Hillary Clinton supporters" to staff the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. "Now, Trump's great fight is to have his presidency remembered for something else". Those days came and went without an answer.

Huckabee Sanders and the press office intensified the Wonderland atmospherics at the White House when they refused to let her appearance be shown on video and then described an announcement of this refusal as "NONREPORTABLE".

By about a 2-to-1 margin, the respondents said they are more likely to trust Comey's account, which he laid out in detail in Senate testimony earlier this month.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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