Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she had “no idea” if President Donald Trump recorded his conversations with then FBI Director James Comey, as Trump suggested in a tweet after sacking Comey in May. Comey, who was testifying before the Senate Intel Committee as Sanders gaggled with reporters, said Trump’s tweet about recordings caused him to give his memos on Trump conversations to a friend to leak to press.
At the hearing itself, reporters learned Donald Trump’s remark to Comey about hoping the FBI would let go of its Michael Flynn probe is under investigation by special counsel.
Comey also indicated, in saying he could not discuss in open session, that there still is an investigation into whether members of Team Trump colluded in Russia’s election interference. Comey also said he could not answer in open session questions as to whether Trump himself colluded.