Secret Service: We don't have Trump tapes

Secret Service: We don't have Trump tapes

Secret Service: We don't have Trump tapes

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Secret Service handled recordings for past presidents, including Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May.

But he says the president "believes that the sooner we can get this addressed and dealt with" the better.

The information was provided to the Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for recordings or transcripts of recordings made in the White House after January 20, the day Trump took office.

"It appears, from a review of Secret Service's main indices, that there are no records pertaining to your request that are referenced in these indices", the Secret Service wrote.

Monday's news added to the growing speculation surrounding whether tapes existed with recordings of Trump and former FBI Director James Comey's conversations.

Members of Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the election have shown interest in whether Trump did tape his White House conversations with Comey or anyone else.

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said.

On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer, asked again if there were recordings, would not confirm it.

Spicer called the detention of human rights defenders and journalists in the course of the stock insult of "basic democratic values" and said that the White house continues to monitor the situation.

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