Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee: "There might be corroboration for our conversation, there might be a tape".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer arrives for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 12, 2017.

In public testimony before Congress last week, Comey expressed his hope that the tapes did exist.

"In response to your request, the Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search for responsive records", the Secret Service wrote in response to The Journal's FOIA request in May.

Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report.

But it eliminates the possibility that he'd recreated a taping system used by Presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy that was run by the Secret Service.

Since his ominous tweet, Trump has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny whether those tapes exist. He's "just having a little fun", this person said of Trump's tape antics.

Trump made major waves last month when he suggested there were tapes of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey before he fired Comey.

In a Rose Garden press conference on Friday, Trump accused Comey of committing perjury for his description of the conversations, and dodged questions on the existence of recordings - though he promised updates to come.

"I think the president made it very clear on Friday that he would get back as soon as possible on this", he told reporters. In both cases, the reporters say, Trump curiously failed to produce the tape.

"I appointed him; I stand by that decision, " he said.

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president".

So Trump's tape threat could be a bluff created to get potential witnesses like Comey to question their own recollection of events, fearing that an indisputable tape would come forward and prove them wrong.

Among those in attendance was Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund manager and billionaire Robert Mercer whose pro-Trump super-PAC reportedly ran attack ads on Comey.

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