Pres. Trump on the 'Tapes' Tweet: Comey's 'Story May Have Changed'
President Donald Trump was asked by Ainsley Earhardt why he tweeted about possible "tapes" of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
The president revealed on Twitter yesterday that he never made any such recordings and does not have any.
...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
In a tweet last month, Trump said Comey should "hope" no such tapes existed, prompting Comey to then leak memos about the conversations to the media.
Earhardt asked why the president wanted Comey to think he had tapes.
Trump answered that he's been reading about "unmasking" by the Obama administration and the "horrible situation with surveillance all over the place."
He said Comey's "story may have changed" after he tweeted about the existence of tapes.
"My story didn't change. My story was always a straight story. My story was always the truth," said Trump.
The president said it's "bothersome" that Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, is close friends with Comey.
"There has been leaking by Comey. There has been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that," said Trump, calling out Mueller's hiring of "Hillary Clinton supporters" to work on the investigation.
He called Mueller an "honorable man" who will hopefully reach an "honorable solution."
On "Hannity" this week, Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow called for Mueller to investigate Comey's "illegal" leak of his memos.
Watch the clip above and don't miss Ainsley's interview with Ivanka Trump, Monday on "Fox & Friends."
The president also discussed the health care legislation moving through the Senate, wishing that Democrats would work with Republicans on the bill.
Ainsley noted the disappointment among the president's supporters over the delays in replacing ObamaCare.
Trump said he's done in five months in office "what other people haven't done in years."
He called the Democrats "obstructionists" and said they would do better in elections if they changed their strategy.
Trump said Americans want both parties to come together and come up with "the perfect health care plan."
"It'd be so nice and that's the way it should be. There have been moments in our country's history where that's what happened and those were the greatest things, whether it was Social Security or Medicare."
Trump also said it would be a "sad day" if Nancy Pelosi stepped down as House minority leader, since Republicans have had "extraordinary" success running against her.
Watch the video below and don't miss Ainsley's interview with Ivanka Trump, Monday on "Fox & Friends."