WASHINGTON — If President Trump did secretly record his private White House meetings, he didn’t enlist the Secret Service to help.
The agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal for any tapes that may exist by saying they didn’t have any audio recordings or transcripts of any tapes.
That doesn’t mean that Trump didn’t record his guests himself, or enlist White House staff to do so. But it eliminates the possibility that he’d recreated a taping system used by Presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy that was run by the Secret Service.
Trump issued a threat to former FBI Director James Comey in early May, warning that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” NY DAILY NEWS