Tapes of conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump don't exist, the Secret Service told The Wall Street Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the newspaper.
Trump suggested last month there were tapes of his private conversations with Comey after he had fired Comey, tweeting "Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
On Friday, Trump wouldn't quash rumors about the tapes when he told reporters "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future," adding, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry."
Just because the Secret Service doesn't have tapes doesn't mean other agencies don't, the Journal reports, but the Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents.
"In response to your request, the Secret Service has conducted a reasonable search for responsive records," the agency wrote to the Journal. "It appears, from a review of Secret Service's main indices, that there are no records pertaining to your request that are referenced in these indices."
Comey last week during public testimony said he hopes tapes do exist.
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