Donald Trump admits he has no recorded tapes of James Comey meeting.
“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,”
Trump stated in a pair of tweets on Thursday afternoon.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not make and does not have any “tapes” or recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, ending a nearly six-week saga he kicked off by suggesting in a tweet that such tapes existed. More from Politico here.
Trump’s claim he’s worth more than $10 billion is a fraud. Bloomberg reports a paltry $2.9 billion.
When Donald Trump was running for president, absent any government experience, one of the arguments he liked to make for his candidacy was that he is very rich. “I’ve made billions of billions of dollars,” he said in his opening statement during a G.O.P. debate. “I made a lot of money in Atlantic City,” he tweeted last summer, despite his casinos declaring bankruptcy. “I have tremendous income,” he said during a debate with Hillary Clinton, though he has refused to release his tax returns.
“And the reason I say that is not a braggadocious way. It’s because it’s about time that this country had somebody running it that has an idea about money.”
“I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden when I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look. I’ve gotta use some TicTac’s, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful – – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
BREAKING: The President asked then FBI Director Comey to shut down a federal investigation into former National Security Director Michael Flynn.
President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,”
the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.
Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo. The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation. An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations. More from this developing story from the New York Times here.
The president and FBI Director had dinner after the White House was warned about Flynn being subject to blackmail.
One day after the acting attorney general warned the White House that its national security adviser was subject to blackmail, the president summoned the FBI director to dinner at the White House, people close to James Comey told NBC News.
At the Jan. 27 dinner, a week after assuming the presidency, Trump requested a loyalty pledge from Comey, people familiar with the dinner say. Comey replied that he could not offer loyalty, but he could pledge his honesty.
Discredited CIA analyst is the source for Napolitano’s false allegations of British spying — Trump is still lying about Obama!
The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT on March 6, the week after Trump’s original accusation that Obama was responsible for an illegal wiretap. More from Media Matters here.