Senior US administrators have urged President Trump submit any conversation recordings with former FBI director James Comey. Senate Democratic Chief Charles Schumer has asserted that discarding the tapes would be contrary to the law and would warrant prosecutions. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on other hand has called for clarifications from the incumbent government if the material actually exists. The advocacies follow a Mr. Trump tweet which was translated as an outright threat to the former FBI chief.
Mr Schumer has in a rather surprising statement also revealed that Democrats might refrain from voting in a new FBI director, mentioning that they can only do so if a special prosecution team is designated to unravel Russia’s involvement in the recent US election.
The FBI has been looking into claims that Moscow could have played a role in Trump’s campaign and subsequent win. Mr. Trump has refuted the allegations, pointing out that Mr. Comey had in fact assured him he was not under any form of scrutiny with regard to the issue.