Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: US President Donald Trump delivers brief remarks to members of the news media while meeting with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis (not pictured) in the Oval Office of the White House, on June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: US President Donald Trump delivers brief remarks to members of the news media while meeting with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis (not pictured) in the Oval Office of the White House, on June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump declined on Friday to say whether recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey exist, one day after Comey told congressional investigators that the president tried to pressure him to drop the bureau’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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"Well, I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the near future,” Trump said during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. “You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry.”

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday about his private conversations with Trump and the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in November’s election and possible links to the Trump presidential campaign.

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Trump said Comey confirmed that there was “no collusion (and) no obstruction.” The president added that he would be willing to speak to as much under oath.

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Comey on Thursday declined multiple times to answer questions about whether he believed Trump obstructed justice, saying that the decision would be made by special counsel Robert Mueller following an investigation.

Comey said Trump spoke with him alone in the Oval Office on Feb. 14, one day after Flynn was forced to resign amid revelations that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian officials.

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According to the ousted FBI director, Trump said “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy I hope you can let this go.”

Trump said Friday that he was “very, very happy” with Comey’s testimony.

"Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true,” Trump said.

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Comey confirmed that he told Trump three times that he was not personally under investigation as part of the Russia probe.

He said he would also welcome news of tapes of his conversations with Trump, saying, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

Trump hinted that tapes of his conversations might exist in the days following his dismissal of Comey.

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