Trump says no recordings of conversations between him and former FBI director Comey
US lawmakers who are investigating Russia's role in the 2016 Presidential elections had asked the White House to provide recordings of conversations between Comey and Trump. Photograph: (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump has denied that there are any tapes of his conversations with sacked FBI director James Comey just days after suggesting the possibility of such tapes existing.
In a tweet, Trump said, "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, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings."
In an earlier Twitter post just after he sacked Comey from the position of FBI director on May 9, Trump had said: "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
US lawmakers who are investigating Russia's role in the 2016 Presidential elections had asked the White House to provide recordings of conversations between Comey and Trump.
Comey had appeared before a Senate hearing testifying that Trump had asked him to drop a probe against former Nationsla Security Adviser Michael Flynn for his alleged links to the Russian ambassador.
Trump and his administration is under fire for the alleged meddling by Russians in the 2016 US Presidential elections.
Kremlin has denied the US intelligence agencies' probe that Russia tried to influence the elections in Trump's favour by hacking into Demoratic Party's emails.