House Intel Committee demands Trump hand over any copies of the Comey tapes ‘to the extent they exist’
The House Intelligence Committee on Friday wrote to White House Counsel Don McGahn requesting he hand over copies of any tape recording between Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey “to the extent they exist now.” The committee set a deadline of June 23.
The committee also wrote to Comey requesting “any notes or memoranda in his possession memorializing” his conversations with the president.
The request comes one day after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirming, under oath, that Trump demanded his loyalty and asked him to quash the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
The Senate Intelligence Committee likewise wrote to Comey’s “good friend,” Columbia professor Daniel Richman, requesting any copies of the former FBI director’s memos he may possess. Comey on Thursday testified he asked Richman to share details of his conversations with the president to the press.
At a press conference Friday, Trump said he was “100 percent” willing to testify that he never demanded loyalty from Comey, effectively saying the former FBI director lied under oath.
Read both letters in full:
House Intel Cmte tells the White House to hand over the tapes by June 23—if they exist. pic.twitter.com/94EetONNqe
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 9, 2017