Who’s going to blink first? Trump or Comey?
Trump says Comey told him ‘three times’ that he (Trump) isn’t under investigation.
That claim was disputed. And then Trump upped the ante.
First, the part that casts doubt on that claim:
A number of reports emerged late Thursday revealing current and former FBI officials dispute Trump’s account of a meeting he had with Comey earlier this year.
Trump in an NBC interview on Thursday said Comey had requested a dinner with him, during which he asked to stay on as the FBI head.
The president also said Comey told him three times — twice over the phone and once at their dinner meeting — that he was not the subject of any FBI investigations.
But that claim has been met with raised eyebrows in Washington. Bureau officials, speaking to the press, have contradicted Trump’s claims on several points.
Officials told NBC that the White House requested the dinner meeting, not Comey. A former senior official said that Comey would never have told the president he was not under investigation. —
But Trump is calling their Bluff. In a STRONG put-up-or-shut-up move, Trump tweeted:
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
Looks like the Democrats aren’t the ONLY ones who think Comey might be a little TOO political.
(They don’t say it much anymore, but they were ALL saying it back in November.)
The question is… is Trump bluffing? Or does he have an ace-in-the-hole?