Fri, May 12, 2017: Trump warns Comey against talking to the press, says ‘tapes’ could contradict him

President Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday against talking to the media, suggesting there might be tapes of conversations between the two men that could contradict his account.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump said in a string of Twitter posts.

In a report that added to critics’ charges that Trump has overstepped the norms of his office, the New York Times reported that the president asked Comey in January to pledge loyalty to him, a request that would undermine the standing of the FBI chief as an independent law enforcer. Continue reading “Fri, May 12, 2017: Trump warns Comey against talking to the press, says ‘tapes’ could contradict him”

Fri, May 12, 2017: Trump threatens to cancel daily press briefings

President Trump has threatened to put an end to the daily White House briefing after his aides and surrogates stumbled and contradicted themselves in trying to explain his firing of FBI Director James Comey.