Trump Campaign Makes Legal Claim Against Omarosa Manigault Newman


She was vicious, but not smart. On the late-night shows, every host had a take on Omarosa's claims, her new book, the alleged tapes, and Donald Trump's reactions on Twitter yesterday. "President Trump is well known for giving people opportunities to advance in their careers and lives over the decades, but wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed and the violator must be held accountable".

The agreements may not even be enforceable, and White House counsel Don McGahn left at least some aides with the impression that this might be the case as he encouraged people to sign it. Trump denied that in a tweet late Monday night, saying "there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a bad and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa". Not that Melania doesn't have compassion for immigrant children; I'm sure she does.

Manigault Newman answered, "Well, absolutely".

A former contestant on his TV show "The Apprentice", Manigault Newman joined the campaign and became an assistant to the president, earning $179,000 a year as director of communications for the White House office of public liaison.

The recording by the disgruntled 44-year-old, once an ardent Trump ally, represents another stunning breach of presidential trust.

Trump on Tuesday called Manigault Newman, who is African-American, a "dog".

On Meet the Press and Today, respectively, Manigault Newman quietly reveled in the implications of what she was revealing - that she could record a sensitive conversation in the uber-sensitive Situation Room.

On "PBS NewsHour", Manigault Newman said she signed one for the campaign, but declined to sign one when she took a job at the White House. He then echoed his earlier comments that Omarosa had nothing but praise for him until she was sacked, has no credibility and the "fake news" media had no interest in talking to her until she turned on him.

"The sad thing is as we saw with 'Access Hollywood, ' it probably won't impact his base, I think their support is baked-in, but I think it does expose him for the racist that he is", she said, adding that the "truth matters".

On Tuesday, she released a third recording to CBS "This Morning" that suggested top campaign staffers knew Trump had used the "N-word" and discussed a potential response if it leaked.

She claims Trump asked her if he could be sworn into office on his own book - The Art of the Deal - instead of the traditional bible.

"I have never a single time heard him use a racial slur about anyone". Ouch! Her promotional tour is going to be a very short one if she keeps being rude to her interviewers.

"She never pulled me aside, never said to me, 'Hey, listen, I heard the president say this and I don't know what to do with it'". "He further alleges that he has also spoken to Burnett, and two other producers, who said Trump is lying and confirmed there are "#TrumpTapes".

The controversy has also raised questions over whether she could face legal repercussions for recording in the situation room.