Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter warning former FBI director, James Comey that he better not talk to the media because of taped conversations he had involving the two of them.

The White House did not confirm or deny the existence of any tapes.

Tapes need to be turned over

Lindsey Graham a Republican Senator from South Carolina expressed the need for the White House to clear up any questions about whether or not there are any taped conversations between the President and Comey.

Graham told NBC's Meet the Press program that any tapes with regard to conversations need to be turned over.

When Donald Trump fired FBI director Comey without warning or provocation, last week, it sparked a great deal of debate and controversy in the White House.

Possible ties between Russia and U.S. election

The FBI has been investigating possible ties between Russia's alleged involvement in the United States 2016 presidential election. Trumps unexpected and untimely firing of Comey has placed a very suspicious light on the U.S. president's motives behind firing the FBI director.

Trump is now being accused, by Democrats, of trying to disrupt the bureau's investigation into his possible involvement with Moscow.

Trump believes Comey was no good

President Trump claims Comey was not getting the support he needed from the FBI and that he was no longer doing a capable job as their director, and that is why he was forced to fire him.

Trump's tweet, “James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” that he put out last Friday read like a threat to those who read it.

Not a good idea to tape conversations

On the Fox News Sunday program, Mike Lee, Republican Senator from Utah said that if there are recordings of conversations between Trump and Comey, then it would go without saying that those tapes would be confiscated and the White House would be obligated to turn them over.

The Senator from Utah was one of Trump's possible replacements for Justice Scalia. Lee told Fox news that it is not a good idea to tape conversations in the While House.

Dem's push for independent probe

Democrats are now pushing for an independent investigation into Moscow's alleged involvement in the 2016 election after Trump's assumed Twitter threat.

Chuck Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader, warned that if Trump destroyed any existing tapes he would be violating the law. Schumer also said that the president must hand over the tapes to Congress, immediately.

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