* Following reports from Comey associates about his dinner with Trump, this president did what he always does…issued a threat.
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
* Comey responded:
Former FBI Director James Comey is “not worried about any tapes” of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday, adding that “if there is a tape, there’s nothing he is worried about” that could be on it.
That is actually what sane people do when they don’t have anything to hide—a position this president isn’t very familiar with.
* Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded by calling Trump’s bluff.
“For a President who baselessly accused his predecessor of illegally wiretapping him, that Mr. Trump would suggest that he, himself, may have engaged in such conduct is staggering,” Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote in a blistering statement. “The President should immediately provide any such recordings to Congress or admit, once again, to have made a deliberately misleading—and in this case threatening—statement.”
* Here is what Rod Dreher wrote about it at The American Conservative: