Chairman Crowley Calls for Release of Reported Tapes Detailing President Trump’s Conversations with Ousted FBI Director James Comey

May 12, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump tweeted that James Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’” of conversations between the president and the ousted FBI director. The comments came after President Trump claimed that Comey offered assurances that president is not under FBI investigation despite an ongoing probe into Russia’s role in our elections and the relationship between numerous senior Trump campaign aides and the Kremlin.

“President Trump should release the tapes he referred to and come clean on the real reasons why Director Comey was abruptly fired in the midst of a critical investigation.

“If no such tapes exist, then the president owes the American people an answer for why he made such a threat. His false claims are nothing but thinly veiled attempts to create a distraction from his own incompetencies."