Asked why the president sent the tweet, Spicer reiterated his point: "As I mentioned, the president has nothing further to add on that".
President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey a couple of times about over the course of a January dinner whether he could be loyal, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
As Krishnamoorthi correctly points out, there have been "varied and divergent statements" coming from the Trump White House regarding the firings of both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.
"President Trump should release the tapes he referred to and come clean on the real reasons why Director Comey was abruptly fired in the midst of a critical investigation", said Congressman Joe Crowley, House Democratic Caucus chairman.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details.
Mr. Spicer's comments came hours after Mr. Trump in a Friday morning tweet warned Mr. Comey not to leak information to the news media. "That would be ideal".
After all, those close to the president are having a rough week of defending him after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Allies and former employees of Mr. Trump have long said that he taped some of his own phone calls, as well as meetings in Trump Tower.
During the campaign, Mr. Trump's aides told reporters that they feared their offices were bugged and that they were careful about what they said. Is the president recording conversations that take place in the Oval Office?
In a separate development, the Associated Press is reporting that Trump's lawyers have released a letter saying a review of his tax returns over the past 10 years did not show "any income of any type from Russian sources", with two major exceptions.
Representative Gerry Connolly (Democrat-Virginia) accused Trump of witness intimidation after the Comey tweet.
Host Larry Mantle sat down with Politico's Elana Schor and John Wagner, Washington Post White House Correspondent, to help unpack the latest development in Comey's dismissal. He also suggested accuracy might be improved by handing out written responses rather than holding press briefings.