DC Daily: White House won't discuss possible recordings

DC Daily: White House won't discuss possible recordings
Posted at 6:38 AM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 21:36:08-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump won't discuss any possible White House recordings.

-- President Trump unleashed a series of tweets Friday morning regarding, most notably a tweet directed at now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump tweeted:

Trump said Friday in an interview with Fox News that he can't -- and won't -- talk about any possible tape recordings.  White House press secretary Sean Spicer also declined to discuss any recordings during a press briefing.

Trump's tweet comes after a week of multiple contradictions by his top aides and advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence, who tried to explain how and why the president decided to sack Comey. Thursday night, Trump told NBC News he was going to fire Comey with or without Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo criticizing the director.

Calif. congressman discusses Comey firing

-- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49th District) visited 10News and shared his thoughts on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:

Colbert says he won insult war with Trump
-- In an interview with Time magazine, President Trump called CBS "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert "a no-talent guy."

On his show Thursday night, Colbert said, "The president of the United States has personally come after me and my show, and there's only one thing to say ... yay!"

He added: "Mr. Trump, there's a lot you don't understand, but I never thought one of those things would be show business. Don't you know I've been trying for a year to get you to say my name? And you were very restrained -- admirably restrained -- but now you did it. I won."

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CNN contributed to this report