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Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

17 June 2017, 04:22 | Cynthia Sparks

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If there are tapes can the White House be forced to turn them over

The Wall Street Journal cautioned readers not to jump to conclusions when it published the Secret Service's response to the publication's Freedom of Information Act request. The Secret Service said it found "no records" pertaining to the request.

The question about the existence of taped conversations were brought up when the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was sacked by the president in early May. Those facts provide plenty of loopholes for the president to secretly record his conversations.

Comey was asked about the potential existence of taped recordings of those conversations in his dramatic testimony before the Senate last week, to which he responded, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer looked visibly uncomfortable at times on Monday when reporters questioned him about why President Donald Trump won't release any recordings of conversations that he had with former FBI Director James Comey.

The Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for previous presidents.

He said they hope to find a "mutually acceptable date".

"You'll be very disappointed in the answer", Mr. Trump said.

Legislators have called on Trump to release any such recordings that may exist.

Asked by reporters if he had tapes of their conversations to support his claim, Mr Trump replied demurely, "I'll tell you about that maybe in the very near future".

The Secret Service said that they would have no further comments on the matter.

'The president made clear in the Rose Garden last week that he would have an announcement shortly, ' the press secretary said.

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