White House refuses to say whether Trump taped Comey talks

The White House on Friday refused to say whether President Trump recorded his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. 

“I’ve talked to the president. The president has nothing further to add on that," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. 

Spicer was pressed three times to reveal whether the president taped the conversation but repeated his answer. 

The spokesman denied that Trump was trying to warn Comey to stay silent about the circumstances surrounding his firing. 

“That’s not a threat. He simply stated a fact. The tweet speaks for itself," Spicer said. 

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Spicer said he is "not aware" of any recording that exists of the conversations between Trump and Comey. Spicer also declined to comment when asked whether Trump is recording any conversations in the Oval Office. 

Trump on Friday morning issued a cryptic threat to the fired Comey amid a storm of media leaks contradicting the White House. 

“James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted.

A number of reports emerged late Thursday revealing current and former FBI officials dispute Trump’s account of a meeting he had with Comey earlier this year.