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Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018|9 a.m.
BRIDEGWATER, N.J.– Former presidential advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she covertly recorded conversations she had in the White Home, including her shooting by chief of personnel John Kelly in the high-security Scenario Space. It was a highly unusual admission, which right away drew fire from allies of the president.
Parts of her conversation with Kelly were used the air during a look on NBC’s “Fulfill the Press” to promote her new book, “Unhinged,” which will be launched next week.
In it, she paints a damning picture of President Donald Trump, consisting of claiming without proof that tapes exist of him using the N-word as he recorded his “The Apprentice” truth series, on which she co-starred.
Manigault Newman stated in the book that she had not personally heard the recording. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that, after the book had closed, she was able to hear a recording of Trump throughout a trip to Los Angeles.
” I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here,” she stated on the program.
But the other recording she went over Sunday might prove equally explosive.
” Who in their right mind believes it’s suitable to secretly record the White Home chief of staff in the Circumstance Space?” tweeted Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican politician National Committee.
The Circumstance Room is a Delicate Compartmented Info Center, or SCIF, and personnel are not permitted to generate cell phones or other recording gadgets.
In the recording used air, and which Manigault Newman prices quote in the book, Kelly can be heard saying she can look at her time at the White Home as a year of “service to the nation” and describing prospective “difficulty in the future relative to your credibility.”
Manigault Newman stated she viewed the comment as a “threat” and protected her choice to discreetly tape it and other White House discussions, describing it as a type of defense.
” If I didn’t have these recordings, no one in America would think me,” she stated.
? The White House did not immediately respond to the tape, however has actually tried to discredit the book. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it “riddled with lies and incorrect accusations” and Trump on Saturday labeled Manigault Newman a “miscreant.”
White Home therapist Kellyanne Conway also questioned Manigault Newman’s credibility in an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
” The first time I ever heard Omarosa recommend those dreadful features of this president are in this book,” she stated, noting Manigault Newman “is someone 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.”
Conway said that, in her more than two years working with Trump, she has actually never heard him use a racial slur about anyone.
Manigault Newman had undoubtedly been a staunch protector of the president for several years, consisting of pushing back, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on allegations that he was racist.
But Manigault Newman now says she was “utilized” by Trump for several years, calling him a “con” who “has been masquerading as somebody who is actually open up to engaging with diverse communities” and is “truly a racist.”
” I was complicit with this White Home deceiving this nation,” she stated. “I had a blind area where it concerned Donald Trump.”
On the anniversary of the deadly event of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Manigault Newman informed Todd that Trump uses race to “stimulate his base” and does not have the ability to bring the country together “because he puts himself over nation every day.”