White House Letter on Request for Tapes Refers House Intel Chiefs to Trump’s Tweets

Yesterday President Trump tweeted that if there are “tapes” of his meetings with James Comey, he is unaware of them. This comes after weeks and weeks of discussion set off by another Trump tweet––the one where he said Comey better hope there aren’t tapes:

The House Intelligence Committee requested the White House hand over any tapes––if they exist––and Republican Mike Conaway said earlier today, “I don’t think tweets are ever official. We’d like something on letterhead.”

So the White House sent this letter to Conaway and Adam Schiff (CC-ing the heads of the Senate Intel Committee) today that refers them back to those tweets:

A few weeks ago, Sean Spicer said that Trump’s tweets are “considered official statements by the President of the United States.” And you’ll notice that the tweets are referred to as a statement from the President.

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