Published: 5/14/2019 12:55:30 PM
Guest post by Joe Hoft
US Representative and former US Attorney John Ratcliffe from Texas may have hinted at a bombshell over the weekend and repeated again last night on Hannity related to fired FBI Director James Comey.
Last night on FOX News Hannity, Representative Ratcliffe shared an observation that went unreported. When talking about former and fired corrupt cop James Comey from the FBI, Ratcliffe said the following (emphasis added) –
Jim’s proud of himself but the [DOJ] Inspector General found him insubordinate and many of us either believe that he is or should be under investigation for violating the Espionage Act – for recording his conversations with President Trump in the Oval Office and then intentionally leaking classified information to start this investigation.
When Congressman Ratcliffe says Comey “recorded” his conversations does he mean that the corrupt cop wrote down notes from his discussion with President Trump or does he mean that Comey taped his conversations with the President?
President Trump tweeted on May 12, 2017, the following –
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
< p>Dirty cop Comey responded to Congress on June 8th, 2018 in response to the President’s tweet –
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
Lordy, I hope there are tapes!”
Fired FBI Director James Comey on President Trump’s “tapes” tweet: “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.” https://t.co/SCfTH7st0j
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 8, 2017
Note that Comey makes it sound like he wished there were tapes of his discussion with President Trump. The media was in a frenzy when the President tweeted this and eventually he admitted that he didn’t have any tapes. However, no one asked Comey if he taped the President.
We know that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing a wire into the White House to record discussions with the President. Others have also suggested that Comey may have recorded the President in the White House. If so, these recordings may be in direct conflict with the notes Comey leaked to the media.