House Democrats demand President Trump release White House – Comey ‘tapes’ to them

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President Trump’s Friday morning “tapes” tweet directed at former FBI Director James Comey has caused quite a ruckus among conspiratorial media types. After all, it’s hard not to resist the temptation to channel Nixon when the President alludes that he could be taping conversations in the White House!

Here’s the original Trump tweet:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/863007411132649473

When asked about whether or not the White House recorded President Trump’s conversations with FBI Director Comey, White House Press Secretary issued the proverbial thrice denial. Or at least he issued three “non-denial denial,” or something along those lines.

“I’ve talk to the president and the president has nothing further to add on that,” Spicer said in response to the first question. When pressed two other times, Spicer said:

“As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to add on that.”

And… “As I said for the third time, there is nothing further to add on that.”

Lawrence O’Donnell seems ticked:

But the thing is, with the hysterical forces arrayed against Trump pounding at him from every possible angle, why would the president NOT want to protect himself by taping White House conversations? After all, according to Politifact, it’s totally legal:

Legal experts we contacted agreed that the controlling law would be that of the District of Columbia — and D.C. law allows “one-party consent” taping. That means that taping is legal as long as one participant in the conversation is aware that a recording is being made.

“There’s no federal or D.C. law of which I’m aware that makes it illegal to unilaterally record a conversation in the District of Columbia,” Stephen I. Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. “That’s without regard to whether such recordings might themselves be evidence of other criminal activity, but that’s another matter altogether.”

But Dems, seeing a Russkie in every closet, are now ‘demanding’ that Trump release any communication between himself and Comey.

So, should he? There’s arguments for both sides:

Let them go through the trouble of getting a subpoena, then show them that they were chasing a ghost this whole time. All the while, keep doing that crucial job of making America great again!

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