Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

Manigault Newman provided audio to NBC, which aired portions of her recording during an interview on "Meet the Press" and posted more online.

Let me tell you, Chuck, if I did not have this recording, people would still believe the false incredible story that I was running around the White House - the false story that was told by a reporter and repeated by this network and other reporters - that I tried to charge the residence at the White House.

Interested in White House? "He should have been denouncing what we saw as clearly racist Nazis". "They were not offering a real job", she said.

"What she is saying in the book - she didn't hear about those tapes recently", Thompson explained. "I'm sure you'd agree, and Shermichael as well, she's never going to get that".

Omarosa was best known for her appearances on the reality TV show The Apprentice and its sister shows starring then-businessman Donald Trump.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman played a recording of her firing on Meet The Press.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens to President Donald Trump during a working lunch with governors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, June 21, 2018.

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The statement continued, saying the president and his family have "always been kind, generous, thoughtful, and respectful to me and other people of color". "There are pretty significant legal issues that we hope don't develop into something that, that'll make it ugly for you". During the interview with Chuck Todd, she brought a recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly and claimed that it involved a veiled "threat". "It's important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure. you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation".

Now this week, Omarosa said she secretly taped Trump during private conversations she had with him. Omarosa married her second husband in 2017 in the ballroom of Trump's luxury Washington hotel.

Manigault Newman had indeed been a staunch defender of the president for years, including pushing back, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on accusations that he was racist.

Another senior White House official described Newman as unprofessional, and recalled that she would shop online during meetings. As readers to this column know, I am not someone that supports Trump's policies and behavior, but taping the president of the United States without their knowledge is, to me, completely unethical.

"They take me into the Situation Room, the doors are locked, they tell me I can't leave and they start to threaten me, put fear in me, to put me under duress", she said.

Former White House lawyers and government ethics experts have said the agreements raised serious legal questions and reflected Trump's refusal to submit to the norms of public disclosure or respect free speech rights.

He added that Manigault Newman had top secret clearance at a minimum, and she may have broken the law by recording her conversation in the Situation Room - what's supposed to be the most secure place in the White House.

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