Trump appeared to threaten Comey on Friday morning, suggesting that there may be “tapes” of a January conversation between the two.
“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The tweet came a day after The New York Times reported that Trump had demanded that Comey pledge his loyalty to him at a private dinner at the White House on Jan. 27. Comey refused to do so, according to the report, instead pledging “honesty.”
The White House said that the Times’s account of the dinner was untrue and rejected the notion that Trump would make such a demand of a law enforcement agency head.