It’s no big surprise that President Donald Trump does NOT have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
He put an end to the speculation via Twitter Thursday afternoon.
...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
His tweets posted as the White House press corps was assembled in the press briefing room waiting for a briefing to begin. There was no reaction.
Trump himself started the speculation that there may be tapes when he tweeted about it on May 12.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
However, he diminished anticipation about the tapes a few weeks ago when, during a press conference, he told reporters he’d let them know about the tapes very soon, adding “you’ll be disappointed in the answer”.
It's possible Trump's May 12th tweet was him alluding to possible surveillance of the Oval Office, however, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wouldn't elaborate further.
When asked if the president thinks he's being surveilled in the Oval Office Sanders said, "I don't think so".