Former White House representative says that President Barack Obama did not record or taped any private meetings in the White House.
“We obviously didn’t record private meetings,” the former official stated. “The Obama White House didn’t secretly record private meetings”
As usual, the press in the White House had a stenographer who transcribed speeches in meetings with journalists, only as a mean of having an independent transcript.
“None of that was hidden,” the former official said. “The stenographer sat in interviews with a tape recorder and sometimes even a boom mic — the same stenographers would tape and transcribe press briefings and gaggles. Journalists who interviewed President Obama would have been familiar with that.”
On Friday, US President Donald Trump wrote a warning on his twitter account directed to James Comey, former FBI director. Trump fired Comey during this week threatening that he “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.”
These kinds of tweets are an old habit for Trump. One time in March, Trump tweeted and accused Obama of “wires tapped” Trump Tower’s phones at the end of the election.
In one of the tweets, Trump wrote: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
The White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified Trump’s tweet about Comey saying that it was “not a threat.”
“The President has nothing further to add on that the tweet speaks for itself,” Spicer said.
As for Trump’s opinion about his tweet, Trump refused to elaborate on the tweet.
“That I can’t talk about,” Trump said. “I won’t talk about that.”
“All I want is for Comey to be honest,” Trump added. “And I hope he will be. And I’m sure he will be — I hope.”