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 DurbinDurbin: Bringing senators back in two weeks would be 'dangerous and risky' How the Senate should implement remote voting in emergencies Hillicon Valley: Schiff presses intel chief on staff changes | Warren offers plan to secure elections | Twitter's Jack Dorsey to donate B to coronavirus fight | WhatsApp takes steps to counter virus misinformation 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 TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos 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.