President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE reportedly appeared to threaten a Time magazine reporter with prison time after a photographer tried to take a picture of a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnUnholy war: The few evangelicals who stood up to Trump Trump offered North Korea's Kim a ride home on Air Force One: report North Korea continued work on nuclear program despite sanctions, UN says MORE, Time reports.

During an interview with the publication in the Oval Office on Monday, Trump asked the reporters to go off the record while he showed them the letter he received from Kim.

According to the interview transcript, the photographer appeared to try and snap a photo of the document, but White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersWe knew media would coddle Biden — here's why it's much worse House Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities during impeachment hearing Sarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen' MORE Sanders said it wasn’t allowed.

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Later on in the interview, the publication asked Trump about former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey LewandowskiOvernight Defense: Pentagon chief ousts hundreds from advisory panels | Defense pick discusses Trump transition hurdles | Aircraft carrier returning home after 10-month deployment Defense secretary removes hundreds of advisory board members in sweeping review Overnight Defense: Biden takes first trip to Walter Reed as president | Pentagon halts Trump's last-minute board appointments | Space Force unveils rank structure MORE, who testified that the president, “under threat of prison time,” told him to direct former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsManchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' Ocasio-Cortez targets Manchin over Haaland confirmation MORE to reverse his recusal from the Justice Department's investigation into Russian election interference.

“Excuse me,” Trump said. “Under Section II — well, you can go to prison instead, because, if you use, if you use the photograph you took of the letter I gave you ... confidentially, I didn’t give it to you to take photographs of it.

“So don’t play that game with me,” Trump said.

“I’m sorry, Mr. President,” the reporter responded. “Were you threatening me with prison time?”

“Well, I told you the following. I told you you can look at this off-the-record. That doesn’t mean you take out your camera and start taking pictures of it. O.K.?” Trump said. “So I hope you don’t have a picture of it."

“You can’t do that stuff,” he continued. “So go have fun with your story. Because I’m sure it will be the 28th horrible story I have in Time magazine. ... With all I’ve done and the success I’ve had, the way that Time magazine writes is absolutely incredible.”

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.