This JUST happened.
From today’s New York Times:
President Trump appeared to acknowledge on Friday in an interview that his tweet hinting of taped conversations with James B. Comey was intended to influence the fired F.B.I. director’s testimony before Congress, and he emphasized that he committed “no obstruction” of the inquiries into whether his campaign colluded with Russia.
The interview, with “Fox & Friends,” was shown one day after the president tweeted what most people in Washington had already come to believe: that he had not made recordings of his conversations with Mr. Comey.
So, let’s get this straight: Trump knowingly suggested something false – that he’d taped Comey – to intimidate him as a witness and obstruct an investigation. And he just admitted that on national television.
In case you, like us, can’t believe this is real:
Twitter response has been similarly stunned.
So what Trump’s saying is that he lied about the tapes, to tamper with a witness–& Comey’s testimony was accurate. A hat-trick of self-own.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) June 23, 2017
— Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) June 23, 2017
President admits to lying about tapes to sway Comey’s testimony. Other than that, life is beautiful all the time. https://t.co/e7TOTSMFMm
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) June 23, 2017
— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 22, 2017
Only 1,306 more days until Inauguration Day, 2021.