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12 May, 2017 17:40

WikiLeaks trolls Trump hard over president’s ‘Comey tapes’ tweet

WikiLeaks has poked fun at US President Donald Trump on Twitter, appealing for taped conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and the commander-in-chief.
WikiLeaks trolls Trump hard over president’s ‘Comey tapes’ tweet

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted on Friday, to which WikiLeaks fired a swift call-to-arms response.

Trump fired Comey from his position as FBI director Tuesday. Comey had been leading an investigation into allegations the Trump election campaign colluded with Russia.

In an interview with NBC Thursday he said, “this Russia thing” was on his mind when he fired Comey, but claimed the main reason was due to the condition of the FBI, which he claimed was “in turmoil.”

READ MORE: ‘Comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversations’ before leaking to press – Trump

The president’s latest comments came in a series of tweets where he also warned of possible new White House protocols following criticism of his media “surrogates.” Trump asked if he should cancel all press briefings and instead hand out “written responses for the sake of accuracy?”

WikiLeaks, which released the latest instalment in its #Vault7 series of leaks about alleged CIA malware ops on Friday, is no stranger to trolling.

READ MORE: #Vault7: ‘CIA malware plants Gremlins’ on Microsoft machines – WikiLeaks 

In March it posted a link to a CIA internship program asking, “Whistleblowing opportunity?”