Trump Says He Didn’t Tape His Conversations With Comey, Items At Largo Hospital Improperly Disinfected.

Trump Says He Didn’t Tape His Conversations With Comey                                                     
President Donald Trump says he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey – his fired FBI director.  Trump also tweets that he has “no idea” whether other “tapes” or recordings exist.  Trump has disputed Comey’s assertion that Trump asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty during a dinner meeting they had.  When news of Comey’s account broke, Trump tweeted that Comey “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”  Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public. Destroying them would be a crime.  The House committee investigating Russian meddling in the election set a Friday deadline for the White House to hand over any tapes.

4 GOP Senators Say They Oppose Health Care Bill

Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. The four are Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation before the full Senate considers the measure. The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system. But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, “to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.” GOP leaders hope to vote on the bill next week and can only afford two defections from the 52 Senate Republicans.

Items At Largo Hospital Improperly Disinfected

Kaiser Permanente’s Largo facility is admitting its medical equipment may have not been properly cleaned before use. The medical center has recalled 23 patients who had colonoscopies performed in April. They will undergo screening tests to see if they were infected with any diseases. In a statement, Kaiser Permanente says they believe the risk of illness is minimal.

Nabra Hassanen Memorial Vandalized

A temporary memorial for a Muslim girl killed in Virginia has been vandalized. U.S. Park Police say yesterday morning they arrested Jonathan Solomon of South Carolina for destroying a memorial to Nabra Hassanen in Dupont Circle. Officials say it’s unclear if the 24-year-old knew what he was doing. Solomon allegedly collected several items around the park and lit them on fire in the fountain. Hassanen was killed Sunday in an alleged road rage incident, but some Muslim relations advocates claim she was murdered because of her faith.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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