NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - President Donald Trump warned that former FBI Director James Comey "better hope" that no "tapes" of their conversations exist, creating a stir among the press and lawmakers speculating if the president could be secretly recording his conversations in the White House.
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
Democrats demanded the White House turn over recordings, if they exist, of the president's conversations with Comey.
"This just isn't another wild tweet from the president," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said. "He's going into territory with obstruction of justice. It's very serious."
Reporters asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer if the Oval Office or presidential residence has recording devices.
"As I've said for the third time, I have nothing more to add on that," Spicer said.
In an interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House.
"Well, that I can't talk about. I won't talk about that," Trump said. "All I want is for Comey to be honest. And I hope he will be."
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job."
In the termination letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling the president "three times" that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with Russia during his 2016 campaign.
Comey has not commented since he was fired.
With the Associated Press