White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that she has “no idea” whether there is a recording system in the Oval Office, despite President Donald Trump suggesting he may have recordings of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey.
Sanders’ remarks came during Thursday’s press briefing, according to reporters in attendance.
Three days after he fired Comey, the president hinted on Twitter that he had recorded their conversations.
While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey encouraged the president to release any such tapes that might exist.
“Look, I’ve seen the tweet about tapes,” Comey said. “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
“Release all the tapes,” he continued. “I’m good with it.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has also refused to confirm whether Oval Office visitors are recorded.