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DC Daily: President Trump says he does not have tapes of Comey conversations

Trump calls hacking claims 'DEM hoax!'
Posted: 8:40 AM, Jun 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-22 19:02:27Z

What's happening in the political world:

President: "No idea" if Comey "tapes" exist
-- President Trump took to Twitter to say that he does not have taped recordings of conversations he had with former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump tweeted that he had "no idea" if there were "tapes" or recordings. He went on to say that he "did not make, and do not have, any such recordings."

After firing Comey in May, Trump tweeted that the fired director "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

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Trump continues to dispute Russian involvement in election
-- In a series of tweets Thursday morning, President Trump openly disputed claims that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and called out the Obama administration for not doing anything if interference took place. Trump tweeted:


Senate GOP unveils health care bill
--Senate Republicans Thursday finally unveiled their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and the bill includes cuts to Medicaid and the elimination of taxes on the wealthy.

The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators are likely to have only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill.

A draft circulating late Wednesday showed the Senate legislation would still make major changes to the nation's health care system, drastically cut back on federal support of Medicaid, and eliminate Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. The Senate plan however would keep Obamacare's subsidies to help people pay for individual coverage.

The House passed its version of health care reform last month, but while Republicans celebrated that bill with Trump at the White House, the President has since called it "mean."

Two days ago, Trump tweeted:

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Video shows Trump committing "golf sin"
-- Anyone who golfs regularly knows the sport is a game of unwritten rules: Keep quiet during a player's backswing, don't step on a fellow golfer's line, play quickly as to not hold up other groups.

However, if you own the golf course and are the President of the United States, you get a little leeway.

Video shared on Twitter -- reportedly taken at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey -- shows the president breaking one of those unwritten rules and driving a golf cart on the greens of one the course's holes.

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Congressional Black Caucus declines invite from Trump
-- The Congressional Black Caucus was invited to the White House, but the group said it would not accept the invitation passing because Trump and his administration have, in its view, ignored the caucus and enacted policies that will hurt black communities.

The letter said Trump's proposed 2018 budget "would not only devastate the communities we represent, but also many of the communities that supported your candidacy."

The caucus said it's open to "discussion and debate about policies," but Chairman Cedric Richmond said: "I fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for."

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CNN and Newsy contributed to this report