#James Comey is no longer the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) but that hasn't stopped his name from dominating the headings. After #Donald Trump appeared to issue a threat [VIDEO] on social media, Comey didn't seem to be worried.

Comey on Trump

Over the last eight months, James Comey has been one of the most polarizing figures in American politics. Whether it's Democrats who think he swayed the election away from Hillary Clinton, or Republicans worried that he is investigating the Donald Trump administration, Comey has made more enemies than friends as of late. As the pressure continued to mount on the former host of "The Apprentice" in regards to the growing Russian scandal, the president was forced to make a move.

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Several news sources have since confirmed that a dinner meeting took place last January between both Trump and Comey, though the details about what took place vary depending on the source. Trump claims that he was informed by Comey on three different occasions, including during the dinner, that he was not under investigation by the FBI, an allegation that has since been questioned. After Trump fired Comey earlier this week, he attempted to defend himself during an interview with NBC News, and in several tweets where he also threatened the former #Fbi Director. As reported by The Hill, Comey has responded to the threat [VIDEO] in question.

According to The Hill on Friday, multiple news outlets are now reporting that James Comey is well aware of Donald Trump's threat. As part of his Twitter tirade earlier in the morning, Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes'" from their dinner meeting, leading many to wonder what the president was actually referring to.

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A source close to Comey spoke to CNN, paraphrasing the former director by stating, "If there is a tape, there's nothing he is worried about."

Comey backlash

An additional source also spoke to NBC News and elaborated further on Friday afternoon. Peter Alexander of NBC took to Twitter to quote the James Comey source about the possibility of a leaked tape of his conversation with Donald Trump, noting, "That would be perfect."

The rift expanding between James Comey and the White House is only getting wider, with new reports suggesting that Donald Trump pushed for the former FBI director to take a "loyalty pledge." which he refused to do. The White House and Press Secretary Sean Spicer have since denied the reports, and conflicting information has been reported on the issue. While it's unknown if any secret tapes exist, it appears as if the drama surrounding the administration is only going to continue.