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Obama Attny: Trump Tape Claim Can Be 'Witness Intimidation'

Obama Attny: Trump Tape Claim Can Be 'Witness Intimidation'
Former President Barack Obama's Special Counsel for Ethics Norm Eisen (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:58 PM EDT

President Donald Trump has made his possible legal problems worse by saying he did not have tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, according to Norm Eisen, who served as ethics attorney during President Barack Obama's tenure.

Trump said Thursday he did not make and does not have any recordings of their talks.

"This lie increases Trump's legal exposure for obstruction and witness intimidation — more evidence of corrupt intent," Norm Eisen wrote on Twitter.

After firing Comey in May, Trump said in a May 12 tweet Comey "better hope" no tapes existed of their talks.

Eisen is suing Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, and said Trump is "becoming more and more brazen in his efforts to monetize the presidency." 

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President Donald Trump has made his possible legal problems worse by saying he did not have tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, according to Norm Eisen, who served as ethics attorney during President Barack Obama's tenure.
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