Durbin: WH should release any tapes from 's---hole' meeting

Durbin: WH should release any tapes from 's---hole' meeting
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Live coverage: FBI chief, Justice IG testify on critical report Hugh Hewitt to Trump: 'It is 100 percent wrong to separate border-crossing families' MORE (D-Ill.) called for the White House to release any recordings it might have of a bipartisan immigration reform meeting during which President TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE reportedly called some nations “shithole countries.”

Durbin, who confirmed Trump’s reported remarks last week, said he didn’t record the meeting because visitors to the Oval Office are required to turn over their phones, but called on the administration to release any tapes of the meeting if they exist.


“I want to just call on the White House right now, release whatever you have. If they don’t have it, so be it,” Durbin told reporters.

Durbin also said that he stands “behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting.”

Trump, who has been criticized by both parties for the alleged remarks, attacked Durbin on Twitter Monday, saying that “Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting.” 

Trump also suggested that he “probably should record future meetings” in a tweet last week denying that he made the comments.