Trump today ended the wild speculation that he started on Twitter when he tweeted saying “James Comey better hope there’s no taped conversations of when they met in the White House.”
Immediately, political pundits in Washington were thrown in a frenzy and all wondered if it was possible, even legal for a President to secretly tape his guests in the White House, especially a high profile guest such as the FBI director.
It was expected that the Special Counsel into the Senate hearing into the Trump campaign- Russia collusion was going to request Trump to hand over any tapes or recording or surveillance as evidence to be used in the Senate hearing.
Trump today went on Twitter to say he had no tapes and tweeted : ”
“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea … whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” the president wrote on Twitter.
However, such a climbdown and a twisted story will leave many wondering whether to take the President’s word as a fact in future or not. By saying one thing and then saying a direct opposite after a while, many people will soon start to assume that his statements are unreliable.