This has been the week of Omarosa Manigault-Newman, as she travels the nation promoting her new book ‘Unhinged.’ The book, which describes her brief stint at the White House, has already been attacked by the White House, the President, and many within the media, not only for its salacious claims but for the way she goes about describing them.
While the book itself is controversial, it may be her interview on NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ this morning, which takes the cake. During the interview, the former reality TV star turns over a secret recording she made from within the Situation Room of the White House.
The recording of a conversation that Omarosa had with Chief of Staff, John Kelly, is already being described as irresponsible and possibly illegal by media personalities and legal scholars alike.
While the contents of the recording are not anything incriminating to the White House, the fact that she recorded a conversation within the Situation Room, is the real concern here. Below is the recorded statement made by Kelly shortly after Manigault-Newman was let go.
“I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be, you know, we can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation,” Kelly stated.
The recording was aired on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ this morning and can be viewed below:
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 12, 2018
Another surprising tidbit of information that came from this interview with Chuck Todd is that Manigault-Newman also believes that everyone who left the West Wing is currently having their silence paid for.
“You believe all these people that… left the West Wing and the campaign are being bought off?” asked Todd.
“Absolutely,” replied Manigault-Newman.