House Intelligence Threatens Subpoena Over Comey tapes

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Intelligence committee is threatening a subpoena if the White House doesn’t clarify whether there are any recordings or documents from President Donald Trump’s meetings with fired FBI Director James Comey.

The panel had set a June 23 deadline for the White House to respond. The day before, Trump tweeted that he “did not make, and do not have, any such recordings” but also said he has “no idea” if tapes or recordings exist.

The Thursday letter from GOP Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, who is leading the Russia probe, and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Trump’s tweet “stops short of clarifying” whether the White House has any tapes or documents. They say they would consider using “compulsory process” if the White House doesn’t respond.

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