Comey not worried about possible Trump tapes: reports

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed The Seila Law case: Liberty and political firing A new age of lies? MORE is "not worried" about President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties MORE's suggestion that conversations between the two of them could have been taped, CNN reported Friday.

"If there is a tape, there's nothing he is worried about," a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

Meanwhile, NBC News reported Friday that the ousted FBI chief "hopes there are tapes."

"That would be perfect," the source close to Comey told the network.

According to CNN's report, Comey was not the one to ask for a dinner meeting with Trump earlier this year, as the president had suggested in a Thursday interview with NBC's Lester Holt.

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Trump appeared to threaten Comey on Friday morning, suggesting that there may be "tapes" of a January conversation between the two.

"James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

The tweet came a day after The New York Times reported that Trump had demanded that Comey pledge his loyalty to him at a private dinner at the White House on Jan. 27. Comey refused to do so, according to the report, instead pledging "honesty."

The White House said that the Times's account of the dinner was untrue and rejected the notion that Trump would make such a demand of a law enforcement agency head.