The big theory in the liberal media and among Democrat circles is that President Trump fired James Comey in an attempt to kill an FBI investigation into collusion with Russia during the election.
But what if Trump weren’t under investigation in the first place?
Trump insists that during three separate conversations with Comey — one during dinner at the White House — Comey assured him he wasn’t under investigation.
And that would explain Trump’s tweet about one of those chats being recorded.
Was it a threat? Sean Spicer insists not. We’ll see.
Here’s more from Daily Mail…
Donald Trump lobbed a veiled threat at the former FBI director on Friday, hinting that some of their conversations before his firing may have been recorded.
‘James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!’ the president tweeted.
It’s unclear whether Trump was warning that the White House is recording his calls, or if he believes the FBI may have been recording Comey’s.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Friday afternoon that the Oval Office would be silent on the matter: ‘The president has nothing further to add on that.’
Challenged about the tweet itself, Spicer said: ‘That’s not a threat. He’s simply stating a fact.’
But Comey, according to CNN, which cited an unnamed source, is ‘not worried about any tapes’ of conversations between him and the president. ‘If there is a tape, there’s nothing he is worried about.’
And NBC News had its own secret access to Comey’s inner circle, with one person close to him saying: ‘He hopes there are tapes. That would be perfect.’
Trump said Thursday during an interview with NBC News that the two men have spoken at least three times since Inauguration Day.
And on those occasions, he insisted, Comey assured him that he was not personally the subject of any federal investigations.
‘He said it once at dinner and then he said it twice during phone calls,’ Trump said.
He described a matter-of-fact exchange over dinner in which he asked an unusual question and got an unconventional response.
‘I said, “If it’s possible would you let me know, am I under investigation?” Trump recalled.
‘He said, “You are not under investigation”.’
Spicer was asked Friday whether or not the White House had a recording of that dinnertime conversation, and replied: ‘I’m not aware of that.’