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 DurbinKavanaugh’s fate rests with Sen. Collins Amnesty International calls to halt Kavanaugh nomination Fox's Chris Wallace: All 10 Democratic Senate Judiciary members again declined interview invitations 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 TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign 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.