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The Secret Service said it has no tapes or transcripts of Trump's White House discussions

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The U.S. Secret Service said Monday that it has no record of any audio recordings or transcripts of President Trump's conversations in the White House.

The Secret Service's response comes after The Wall Street Journal sent them a Freedom of Information Act on May 15. The publication requested any audio recordings or transcripts of President Trump's conversations in the White House.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency's response did not exclude the possibility that recordings could have been created by another entity. 


"In response to your request, the Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search for responsive records," the department wrote in a statement. "It appears, from a review of Secret Service's main indices, that there are no records pertaining to your request that are referenced in these indices."

The Wall Street Journal reported that any records would typically adhere to the Presidential Records Act, and be turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration at the end of a president’s time in office.


The Secret Service's response comes weeks after Trump raised the possibility of a White House recording system in a provocative tweet about the former FBI chief.

During Comey's testimony to the Senate, he claimed Trump asked for his loyalty and for him to ease off of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

Trump denied these accusations shortly after and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at a daily briefing on Monday that the president would address any recordings "when he's ready."

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