Newswire: Trump was just kidding about having those Comey tapes, lol

Having finally reduced American political discourse to an elaborate game of “Psych! Made ya flinch,” Donald Trump announced on Twitter today that he does not, in fact, have tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. Of course, people only started speculating about the existence of said tapes because Trump hypothetically willed them into existence earlier this year, idly musing—as our current president is apparently wont to do—about how bad it would be for Comey if such recordings were hanging around.

With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017

…whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017

Given that reactions to Trump’s bout of …

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