Washington, May 12, 2017: On Friday, Indian-American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi asked the White House to produce the tapes regarding the conversation of US President Donald Trump’s conversation with James Comey to allow details of the ex-FBI Director’s sacking to under limelight.
A member of the House Oversight Committee, Krishnamoorthi said in a letter to the White House Counsel Donald F McGahn after the US president tweeted about tapes yesterday in the morning.
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Days of turmoil is triggered in Washington after the firing of Comey. Trump said, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
“In light of the varied and divergent statements from the White House press briefing room regarding the firing of both former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey, the production of such tapes would allow the facts of these terminations to come to light,” Krishnamoorthi wrote, mentioned PTI.
“I would respectfully request that the White House Counsel provide the House Oversight Committee with all tapes of the President’s communications with former FBI Director James Comey, of President Trump’s meeting with Russian officials which was closed to American press but not their Russian counterparts, and of any conversations regarding the hiring or firing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn,” he said.
The White House tapes will likely to accelerate current probes as previous tapes have aided past inquiries, added Krishnamoorthi.
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