Schumer to Trump: Play Comey tapes or admit they don’t exist

Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that if President Trump disagrees with former FBI Director James Comey, he should publicly release any tapes of their conversations. 

“It’s awfully curious that no one from the president’s team will either confirm or deny the existence of the tapes when the tapes are the only way to prove that Mr. Comey’s testimony, which came under oath, are false or misleading,” Schumer said. 
He added in a direct shot at Trump that if the president disagrees “with anything the director said today, play the tapes for all of America to hear or admit that there were no tapes.”
{mosads}The White House has refused to confirm whether or not Trump recorded his meetings with Comey after the president hinted last month that there might be “tapes” of their conversations. 
Comey told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that the tweet was what prompted him to authorize a “close friend” to leak the contents of his memos detailing his meetings with Trump to the press in an effort to prompt a special counsel investigation. 
“Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey said during the hearing. “Release all the tapes.” 

Comey accused the Trump administration of defaming him and telling “lies” during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Schumer added on Thursday that after Comey’s testimony, “America is stunned.” 
“The cloud hanging over this administration has just gotten a whole lot darker. Few committee hearings in the history of the Senate have produced the kind of eye-opening testimony that we heard today,” he said. 
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