Monday's HOT MIC
Do those Comey-Trump tapes exist? The White House is refusing to confirm or deny.
The White House refused to say Monday whether recordings exist of conversations between President Trump and visitors to the White House, including fired FBI Director James Comey.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer also refused to say whether the president would comply with congressional requests to produce the recordings.
Facing repeated questions from multiple news outlets, Spicer went back to the same line: “The president has made it clear what his position is.”
Pressed specifically on whether Trump would deny a request to turn over any recordings, the spokesman replied, “I was clear the president would have nothing further on that last week.”
Keeping your opponent off balance is always good politics, so I assume Spicer's coyness on the subject has more to do with keeping Democrats guessing rather than a failure to acknowledge the existence of taped conversations between Trump and Comey.
But, for the sake of argument, let's say that there are, indeed, recordings of Trump-Comey meetings. You would hope to God that Trump learned his lesson from Nixon and lit a bonfire on the White House lawn destroying them as Nixon wished to do with the Watergate tapes. Since they are not under subpoena and they probably aren't official government recordings, Trump can do with them what he chooses.
The media and Democrats would go ballistic, of course, but how much more intense can their opposition get compared to today?