In May, the New York Times reported that in a private dinner between President Trump and former FBI director James Comey, Trump demanded Comey pledge his loyalty. Weirdly, Trump responded to this news with a tweet that suggested that he may have surreptitiously recorded the conversation that he and Comey had, in a flagrant attempt to get Comey to change his story. During his Senate testimony earlier this month, Comey publicly responded to the tweet saying that he hoped that recordings existed. So, because everything is a game show to him and everyone has to stay tuned, and even though the Secret Service said there were no tapes, Trump said he would soon reveal whether or not tapes and recordings existed.
If you had, “of course there are no tapes,” c’mon down.
In a set of tweets, Trump said that he personally did not make any recordings of his conversations with James Comey but left the door open that someone might have, citing “all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information” that’s been going on these days.
However, not everyone is convinced that Trump himself wrote these tweets because of the clarity (and they are threaded properly).
Whether or not the President wrote these tweets is anyone’s guess, but what’s important is that he brought this all on himself.