In a Fox interview, Trump admitted that his tweet about "tapes" was meant to threaten James Comey: "But when he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed. I mean you'll have to take a look at that, because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events. And my story didn't change. My story was always a straight story. My story was always the truth. But you'll have to determine for yourself whether or not his story changed. But I did not tape." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...hite-house-tapes-ruse/?utm_term=.01c4f2103e20 Interesting! Whether or not Comey's story did change (and I don't think it did myself; he designed his memos in such a way and with sufficient witnesses to make it very hard for their contents to later change), Donald Trump is saying that he explicitly tried to change the story of a witness. That the whole "tapes" thing was a bluff designed to scare Comey. Again, this is the "it's not the crime, it's the coverup" problem. Trump probably wasn't colluding with the Russians. But Trump here was very obviously trying to threaten someone into making their story more palatable to his needs. That's a big no-no, especially when you are wielding the power of the bully pulpit.