President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he never recorded his personal conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey ending more than a month of speculation about whether he taped their talks, The Daily Caller reports.
Trump wrote: “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey.”
“I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” he concluded.
The controversy started when the president tweeted on May 12, “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” following his decision to dismiss Comey from his role as FBI director.
Trump’s tweet prompted Comey to leak the memos he wrote about his private conversations with the president to the press.
Earlier this month, the House Intelligence Committee asked White House Counsel Don McGahn to confirm the tapes’ existence and to turn them over to the panel before June 23 if there are indeed recordings of the two men’s conversations.