Should We File a Freedom of Information Act Request for the Trump/Comey tapes?

Someone needs to call the president’s bluff and file a FOIA request for the tapes that he threatened former FBI Director James Comey with this morning (see earlier post).

That should be a real cool experience.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

President Trump Threatens James Comey

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the FBI (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump is warning that former FBI Director James Comey “better hope” that there are no “tapes” of their conversations.

Trump tweeted Friday, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that “he wasn’t doing a good job.”

In the termination letter to Comey, Trump thanked him for telling the president “three times” that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with Russia during his 2016 campaign.

Trump said in an NBC News interview Thursday that Comey told him once over dinner and twice by telephone that he isn’t under investigation.

Comey has not commented since he was fired.

No further comment from Blogging Blue. Read into this what you will.