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Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets

Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets

But the White House said that Trump had "no intention" to fire Mueller even though he has the "right to".

Trump suggested that Comey's "story may have changed" after he found out that Trump might have taped their conversations.

Trump himself has tweeted that he is under investigation, though his lawyers contradict that assertion.

Trump appeared at the time to be referring to an article in The New York Times reporting that he had asked Comey to pledge loyalty during a dinner at the White House shortly after the inauguration, only to be rebuffed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who considered the request inappropriate.

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Trump's tweets on Thursday raised questions about why the president would have staked his reputation and political capital on promoting something that wasn't real.

Trump, of course, had been bluffing when he hinted that he had tapes of the Comey/Trump convos, and the impact of that dishonesty would have had no impact on the detailed journals Comey kept of the conversations.

Trump reportedly considered firing Mueller, but his staff talked him out of it, according to a New York Times report earlier this month. At the hearing, Comey told the committee "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", giving the President the go-ahead to release the tapes.

'Well, it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that.

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This is not the first time that Trump, the former star of reality TV and tabloids, has manufactured a melodrama that begins with bluster but often ends with a whimper. "And if you look further back, before he heard about that, I think maybe he wasn't admitting that" Trump said without specifying to which of Comey's past statements he was alluding. Marco Rubio on Thursday. Unless they have Trump serve out the remainder of his presidency in the PEOC, strapped to a hand-truck with a Hannibal Lecter mask, he will continue to be his own worst public relations enemy. He offered to help rebuild the World Trade Center in 2004 but never followed through.

The pattern has continued since Trump's election.

Sometimes he's delivered on the tease: He spent weeks building suspense about whether the United States would remain in the Paris climate agreement and eventually announced in a Rose Garden ceremony that the US would pull out. You been hearing the word unmasking, a word you've probably never heard before, so you never know what's out there and I didn't tape and I don't have any tape and I didn't tape. In March, he tweeted the incendiary claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, a charge he's never supported. "He brought that to Washington".

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