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One person who has worked with Trump in the past declared there was "no chance" he had actually taped his conversations with Comey.

To recap, there have been a lot of "events" this year: the Comey testimony, the Comey firing, revelations about Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, dropping the so-called "Mother of All Bombs" on Afghanistan, the health-care debate, special congressional elections in several states, the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Trump's first trip overseas, the president's daily tweets - well, you get the picture.

That tweet led the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to leak portions of the memos he had kept to document his conversations with Trump - in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel.

White House spokesman Mark Corallo said: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

And last Friday, the day after Comey testified on Capitol Hill and the same day Trump again refused to say whether tapes existed - the two leaders of the Russian Federation investigation in the House fired off a request to the White House: If there are recordings, Congress wants to see them by June 23.

And Comey himself said he hoped recordings of their conversations exist, to back up his own testimony that Trump demanded his loyalty and asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump took to Twitter in May to hint at the existence of "tapes" of his conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who said he had taken memos detailing potentially illicit comments made by the president in private meetings between the two.

Since then, the White House has refused to clarify whether such tapes exist.

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But some, have questioned whether Trump is just bluffing about the tapes.

Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's private legal team, said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week" that Trump will address the existence of any recordings in the coming week.

'I've seen the tweet about the tapes, ' Comey said.

"The president made clear in the Rose Garden last week that he would have an announcement shortly", said Spicer on June 12.

Several other journalist have reported similar interactions with Trump.

He also said he hoped that Trump had taped their conversation and would, in turn, release them publicly.

On May 17, five days after Trump tweeted about the tapes, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president".

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