Washington( CNN) Of all the penetrating topics hanging over the West Wing, one of the most pressing is whether President Donald Trump has a videotapeing system that captured his conversations with James Comey.

But to many within the White House, in other regions of government as well as to several close associates of the President, there is far less necessity or whodunit. Nearly a dozen people from all of those walkings of life told CNN they suppose it’s merely Trump bluster and there’s no such videotapeing mechanism.

Collins: Trump should devote yes or no on tapes

Trump: I’m 100% willing to go under oath