Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

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Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to seemingly threaten former FBI Director James Comey with tapes of their conversations - and Washington, D.C., was thrown into an uproar.

On Friday, Trump tweeted what many viewed as a threat to Comey, claiming he would release "tapes" if the ousted director started flapping his gums to the media.

On Friday, CNN's Jake Tapper reported that Comey was "taken aback" by Trump's request for a personal assurance or pledge of loyalty at a dinner shortly after he took office. Mr Comey declined to do so, saying he would always be honest with the president but wasn't "reliable" in a political sense.

Donald Trump now refuses to discuss tape recordings of conversations with FBI Director James Comey that POTUS suggested in a Friday morning tweet. Maybe, Trump said, he will just cancel briefings with the media altogether.

The obvious answer is because Trump being all BFF with the Russian official who heralded the entire investigation into the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to influence the election a day after firing Comey looks laughably bad.

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Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, said he was personally unaware of Trump ever recording phone calls.

. Some lawmakers say the move amounts to obstructing the ongoing investigation into ties between his inner circle and Russian government operatives.

Trump said an agreement struck with China will allow the U.S.to sell its beef and other major products to that country once again.

The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe, but in the interview with NBC News on Thursday, Trump said he knew he ran the risk that by firing Comey he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian Federation.

"White House briefings and press conferences provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the US government", the association's president, Jeff Mason, said in a statement. "But I think that there are times when you, more than not, read a story where someone's trying to - trying to pull apart one word, one sentence and say, 'Aha!' and make it a gotcha thing".

Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James Comey".

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Before his firing on Tuesday, Comey had been scheduled to appear in Thursday's hearings - one in public and another more revealing classified session. He also blamed the FBI's unfolding probe on Democrats who are still unhappy with the outcome of the 2016 election, then threatened an end to press briefings at the White House.

The president said he never pressured Comey into dropping the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe, and added that there was no "collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians". Chief strategist Steve Bannon learned on television, according to three White House officials, though a person close to Bannon disputed that characterization.

President Trump went on national television Thursday and openly admitted that he committed an impeachable offense.

CNN citing unnamed source said Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have.

Mr Garcia served as assistant secretary for immigration and customs enforcement and USA attorney under former president George W Bush. Initially, the White House said he had been fired because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had expressed concern over the way Comey handled the Clinton email investigation.

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That's far different that the White House's initial account in the hours after Comey's firing.

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