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Sen. Ron Johnson says he thought Trump "tapes" tweet suggested Comey recorded conversations

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WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has a very unique take on a tweet from President Donald Trump that has fueled speculation he may have secretly recorded conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.

On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Speaking to 27 News at the Republican Party of Wisconsin 2017 state convention Saturday morning, Sen. Johnson indicated he read the tweet differently than the rest of the country.

When asked by 27 News if it would be troubling to find out the President secretly recorded conversations with a sitting FBI Director, Sen. Johnson replied - "That'd be troubling, sure."

27 News followed up by asking if he thought there should be an investigation into whether such tapes were made, Sen. Johnson seemed puzzled why such a question would be asked.

Sen. Johnson then explained he disagreed that President Trump was trying to suggest he may have recorded those conversations.

"No, he said that Comey had better not have recorded it," said Sen. Johnson.

Refusing to speculate on a hypothetical, Sen. Johnson refused further comment on whether the matter should be investigated - saying the important thing is that a credible FBI director be appointed to replace Comey and continue the investigation into Russian collusion.

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