Is Trump Recording Oval Office Visitors? Speculation Grows as Impeachment Talk Swirls
The president claims that no politician has ever been treated worse than him.
Did the president actually record a private conversation he had with former FBI Director James Comey in the Oval Office?
“James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump tweeted after firing Comey last week.
It led many to wonder whether the president recorded the conversation, including Trump biographer Harry Hurd.
“I would not be surprised if he was recording people. In fact, I would be surprised if he weren't recording people. He's been recording people his entire business career," Hurd, the author of Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives Of Donald J. Trump, told Inside Edition.
He says it was an open secret that Trump recorded visitors to his Trump Tower office in the years before he became the commander in chief.
Hurd described a personal experience with Trump in 1993.
“Donald jumped around in his chair and pulled a tape recorder out of his jacket pocket and announced to the room: ‘I’ve been recording this the whole time!'" he recalled.
Meanwhile, rumors of a Trump impeachment are swirling in D.C. as Trump’s crises mount, the most recent being a Comey memo that reportedly describes how the president allegedly asked him to drop the investigation of ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go," the Comey memo quotes trump as saying.
He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Comey writes that he replied to the president: "I agree he is a good guy."
The White House issued a flat-out denial declaring: "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation."
The president spoke out about the firestorm swirling around him at commencement for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut Wednesday morning.
"Look at the way I have been treated lately, especially by the media," he said. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can't let them get you down, you can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams."
Trump, who in the past was part of the so-called “birther movement” that did not believe President Obama was a U.S. citizen, and led crowds at his campaign rallies to chant “lock her up!” towards former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following her email scandal, told the graduates to “never give up.”
"Adversity makes your stronger," he added. "Don't give in. Don't back down and never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. And the more righteous your fight, the most opposition you will face."
During an event for Turner Broadcasting in New York City Tuesday night, Jake Tapper and Samantha Bee discussed Trump’s latest issues.
“There are a lot of questions on Capitol Hill,” Tapper told Inside Edition. “I think that word [impeach] is way ahead of all of the facts right now, but there are a lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill who are really concerned about what they are reading.”
“This one is bad, this feels really bad,” Bee added.
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