President Trump announced Thursday via Twitter that he doesn't have tapes of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey.
Trump sparked speculation about the potential existence of tapes in a series of tweets on May 9.
"James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump wrote.
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
Here are Trump's tweets from Thursday.
...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
Bloomberg reported moments earlier that Trump doesn't have recordings, citing "a person familiar with the matter."
Bloomberg's source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Trump suggested there may be recordings of his conversations with Comey "in strategic fashion" to make sure the former FBI director told the truth.
The House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, asked White House Counsel Don McGahn to turn the tapes over by June 23, if they exist.