Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Omarosa releases secretly taped conversation with Trump

Omarosa releases secretly taped conversation with Trump

On Sunday, Manigault Newman told NBC's "Meet the Press" that she surreptitiously recorded a number of conversations in the White House for her own protection. Manigault Newman has written that such a tape exists but has not provided evidence. And why didn't she take this opportunity to speak her mind to Trump, especially since she knew she was recording the conversation? "I was complicit, and for that I regret".

NBC showed the agreement on air, which included a strict non-disparagement agreement that would have prevented Manigault Newman from demeaning or disparaging Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the campaign, their families and businesses.

The alleged revelation came as Newman released audio she secretly recorded when she was booted from the White House in December.

Todd asked why she did not come to this conclusion sooner, noting that Trump had said many things over the years that people considered racist, including calling Mexicans "rapists" or saying that "both sides" were to blame for bloodshed during the white nationalist march in Charlottesville last year.

"The moment I said I would like to leave and they said I can't go, it became false imprisonment", she said. They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he [Trump] is, how hard it is for him to process complex information.

Manigault Newman, who was dramatically fired from the West Wing previous year by chief of staff John Kelly, claims she has a recording of the conversation of Kelly attempting to fire her, as well a recordings of conversations with the president.

When she asks whether the president was aware of her pending termination, Kelly, on the audio recording, purportedly tells her that "this is a non-negotiable discussion" and that her firing was related to "pretty serious integrity violations". She claimed the recording was made when Kelly took her into the Situation Room, a specially secure room where the president and his top aides address major national security crises, and where personal cell phones are not allowed.

Speaking to Chuck Todd, Omarosa shared the secret recording of her conversation with John Kelly in which he says something she described as a threat.

But there are very few particulars that can be verified in her book; many are clearly wrong, such as an inaccurate account of what Trump said during remarks on his second day in office at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Conway referred to the NPR interview as she talked about Omarosa's credibility, which the latter has since tried to clear up herself.

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"The chief of staff of the United States, under the direction of the President of the United States threatening me on damage to my reputation and things getting ugly for me. No one. So I protected myself and I'm going to tell you, I'm so glad I did".

"We have confidentiality agreements in the West Wing, absolutely we do". Even more troublingly: If she could do it, who else has done it? We will keep you posted on any updates as they continue throughout the day. Early excerpts have been denounced by White House officials, who are launching a concerted effort to discredit their former colleague.

"First of all, like I said, I'm the only African-American there".

She said on Sunday that she believed Trump knew about her firing.

"The first time I ever heard Omarosa suggest those bad things about this President are in this book", she said, noting Ms Manigault Newman "is somebody who gave a glowing appraisal of Donald Trump the businessman, the star of the The Apprentice, the candidate and, indeed, the President of the United States".

Mr Luntz has denied the claim, saying he had never discussed the matter with Ms Manigault Newman.

But Newman pushed back against her critics by arguing that she can substantiate her claims in the book. I just saw in the news that you're thinking about leaving.

She's telling everyone now that she's ashamed of her work at the White House and accuses Trump of being a racist.

Katrina Pierson, an adviser to Trump's re-election campaign who served as a spokeswoman for his 2016 campaign, said she had never heard Trump use the kind of derogatory language Manigault Newman describes.

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