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Indian-American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi asks White House to produce tapes of Trump-Comey talk

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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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The month of May is celebrated in the US as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Trump said that during this month “we recognize their tremendous contributions, which have helped strengthen our communities, industries, Armed Forces, national security, and institutions of governance”.

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Chawla, who was born in Karnal and emigrated to the US with an aeronautical engineering degree from Punjab Engineering College, died in 2003 on her second mission when space shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to earth.

“Indian American Kalpana Chawla was the first woman of Indian descent to fly in space, and became an American hero for her devotion to the Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from the International Space Station,” Trump said in his proclamation. (IANS)