Donald Trump: James Comey 'better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations'
Donald Trump has issued an astonishing apparent threat to James Comey, implying recordings of the pair's conversations could be released if the FBI director he fired "starts leaking to the press".
The last in a series of early-morning tweets, the President said: "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
It followed previous posts in which he complained about what he described as "fake news", before making an unprecedented threat to cancel all future White House press briefings and only issue written statements.
The online tirade suggests the leader has become increasingly agitated by the fallout from his controversial dismissal of Mr Comey, who had been overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russian collusion with his campaign team during his election.
Independent News Service