Republicans are also getting tired of the president playing coy about whether he has recorded tapes of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. If he has them, then they want him to give them to Congress. If he doesn’t provide the recorded tapes—tapes that no one is sure he even has—he could face a subpoena demanding that he hand them over—tapes that, again, no one can confirm even exist.
“I don’t understand why the president just doesn’t clear this matter up once and for all,” Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told the Associated Press.
Collins noted that she would support a subpoena if needed, but added that the president “should voluntarily turn them over.”
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed that the panel needed to hear any tapes if they exist.
“We’ve obviously pressed the White House,” he told AP.
Trump still has not confirmed whether or not tapes exist and, when pressed about it Friday, said, “I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future.”
Hopefully the president will admit that he lied about the existence of tapes because he is a liar and that is what he does. But I doubt that will happen. In fact, I suspect that someone on Trump’s staff is combing though all his mentions of Comey tapes to see how they can spin it.
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