By: Jeff Graham
It’s been a turbulent three days for President Donald Trump, and the recent firing of press secretary James Comey is introducing a storm of reactions and conjectures.
Things got interesting with Mr. Trump tweeted this at 5am PST:
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
The implications of this tweet are potentially dangerous for Mr. Trump, because he’s introducing legitimate threats in his verbiage, and there is now a written record of the remark.
When asked about the tweet, press secretary Sean Spicer offered, “The president has nothing further to add on that,”He’s simply stated a fact,” Spicer said. “The tweet speaks for itself. I’m moving on.”
Democrat RepsElijah Cummings and John Conyers, not taking Trump’s statement lightly, requested “all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President decision to dismiss Director Comey.”