Friday, June 23, 2017
Trump Says There Are NO Tapes Of His Talk With Comey
We now know that Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to swear loyalty to him, and to drop the investigation into Trump aide (and NSA Director) Mike Flynn. Comey did neither, and was fired by Donald Trump.
Trump also inferred that Comey was lying about their meeting. He did this by saying Comey should hope there were no tapes of that meeting. That was a mistake, because Congress, the media, and many in the American public demanded to hear those tapes. For weeks, Trump refused to say whether there were tapes or not. For his part, Comey told Congress that he hoped there were tapes, because they would verify what he had said.
Now he says (through tweets, as he normally does) that there are no tapes. It turns out that Trump was just trying to obfuscate and mislead the public by claiming tapes might exist. He was just trying to smear a person who told the truth about him -- just like he has done to others who had the audacity to tell the truth.
It's just one more example showing Trump is the most dishonest and least trustworthy person to ever occupy the White House.
One more thought? Is Trump lying about the existence of tapes? We know he has told hundreds of lies since being sworn in. Is this just one more -- designed to keep tapes out of the hands of Congress and the media?
The only thing we really know is that there are no tapes showing Trump was telling the truth and Comey was lying. If there were, Trump would have released them long ago. His narcissism would have compelled him to do so.