Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers yesterday (May 14th) called on President Trump to turn over any tapes he might have of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, who he fired last week. Those calls came after Trump posted a tweet on Friday in which he suggested he had tapes of conversations with Comey and appeared to threaten him, saying, "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump and White House spokesman Sean Spicer both declined to confirm or deny whether any such tapes exist. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday, "You can't be cute about tapes. If there are any tapes of this conversation, they need to be turned over," and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on CNN's State of the Union that Trump must immediately give Congress any tapes, and warned that destroying them would be against the law. Schumer also said Senate Democrats are considering whether to refuse to vote on a new Trump-appointed FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate the Trump campaign's potential links to Russian interference in last year's presidential election. However, the Dems would need to get at least three Republican senators on board to do so.
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