“No Tapes” Say Secret Service

Jun 13, 2017

The Secret Service does not have audio recordings or transcripts of any recordings inside the White House since President Trump took office. The agency’s announcement came after a Freedom of Information request was filed by the Wall Street Journal. The agency’s announcement does not preclude President Trump or anyone else from having set up a recording system. President Trump raised the possibility of the existence of tapes in May when he tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" If such tapes do exist, they would be of interest to House and Senate investigators looking into conversations that President Trump had with former FBI Director, James Comey. The president said that he would make an announcement soon on the existence of any recordings.