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Last week, Comey testified in a Senate hearing that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

Trump has previously threatened to release tape recordings of his conversations, before being forced to admit such tapes did not exist.

The recordings referred to would cover conversations Trump had with Comey when he asked him for a loyalty pledge and allegedly requested that Comey end the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The Technical Services Division of the Secret Service is charged with sweeping the White House premises for listening devices.

The US Secret Service said there are "no records" of audio copies or transcripts of recordings in President Donald Trump's White House.

Trump generated curiosity about recordings last month on Twitter.

As the Wall Street Journal noted, while the Secret Service installed recording systems for former presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, such recordings could also have been created or maintained by other means.

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The agency issued that statement in response to The Wall Street Journal's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request Monday, amid pointed questions following Trump's suggestion that there may be recordings of his interactions with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

"I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said Friday of the possibility of having tapes.

Since his ominous tweet, Trump has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny whether those tapes exist.

But some, have questioned whether Trump is just bluffing about the tapes.

And in a press conference Friday, President Trump said he would reveal whether there were tapes in "a very short period of time". In both cases, the reporters say, Trump curiously failed to produce the tape. If he did make the tapes and hands them over, he better hope they prove his version of the facts, and not Comey's.

There's another odd aspect to all of the back-and-forth about Trump's multiple conversations with Comey: The president apparently never inquired about the substance of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

"If there are tapes, it is probably not very hard for the Justice Department to get them", said Rotunda.

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