Nixon Says ‘He Should Have Destroyed the Tapes:’ Did Trump Take his Advice?


James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Trump tweeted this on the 12th of May. Today he claims that he has not recordings of the meeting between himself and fired FBI Director, James Comey.

With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea…whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted.

A question: was Trump simply making an empty threat, or did Trump destroy the tape knowing that everything Comey said before the senate was factual?

After he was forced to resign from office, Richard Nixon said in an interview that if he could have done anything differently, it would have been to destroy the tapes. Did Trump take his advice?

Trump has many, many faults, and likely a growing mental condition. Above everything else is his complete lack of veracity. He has not told the truth once in the five very long months since his inauguration. He began with lies about the truly minuscule size of the crowd attending his inauguration. Then he continued to make false claims about why he lost the popular vote so badly. Don’t forget President Obama’s ‘taping of Trump Tower.’ We know that he’s lying about his connections to Vladimir Putin. If anyone was in doubt, look back to two days after he fired Comey. Who came to the Oval Office for a clandestine meeting? Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Ambassador/Spy, Sergey Kislyak were welcomed along with the Russian press. Trump was ordered by Vladimir Putin to meet with them, and disallow the White House press corps from attending. During that meeting he offered secret information to his Russian brethren which had been given to the United States by Israel.

Trump is a lot of things and I won’t name them all because none of them are positive. Previously I believed that George W. Bush was the worst president in American history, but after five months that dubious honor belongs to Donald J. Trump. That’s pretty bad when someone is worse than the man who invaded two nations, one under the cover of blatant lies, and nearly caused a depression. Did I mention that he was forewarned of ‘an imminent attack’ prior to 9/11; did nothing; and decided to take a vacation?

Please re-post; thank you.

Op-ed by James Turnage


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