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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Raja Calls Upon White House Counsel to Turn Trump White House Tapes Over to House Oversight Committee

May 12, 2017
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump's tweeting earlier this morning “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”:

“Earlier this morning, President Trump wrote a tweet referencing his taping of high-level conversations in the White House. In light of this revelation, I would respectfully request that the White House Counsel provide the House Oversight Committee with all tapes of the President’s communications with former FBI Director James Comey, of President Trump’s meeting with Russian officials which was closed to American press but not their Russian counterparts, and of any conversations regarding the hiring or firing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. These White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries."

Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s letter to White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II is available here