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Why Congress Will Probably Never See Trump’s ‘Tapes’ Of His Conversations With James Comey

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The following is an excerpt from Amber Phillips | May 15, 2017 | Thewashingtonpost.com |

Top Democrats and Republicans in Congress may say they want to get their hands on any tapes President Trump may have made of his conversations with FBI Director James B. Comey, which could lend clues as to why Trump fired him.

And if the president won't hand them over, Congress could force him to. But almost no one in Congress seems willing to take that step.

First, how Congress could get the tapes: House Democrats have already sent a letter to the White House asking for them. But on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wouldn't even acknowledge the tapes exist much less agree to give them to Congress. Spicer said the president "has nothing further" on the tapes beyond his extraordinary tweet Friday suggesting he or someone else recorded his conversations with Comey.

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