When she was booted, she left angry and scorned.
That’s Omarosa Manigault Newman, the reality star who was brought in work as a communications aide for Trump’s White House.
A new report is suggesting that the recent directive that bans personal cell phones in the White House was prompted by Omarosa, and her habit of using her phone to record conversations.
According to the NY Daily News:
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source disclosed. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
A recent ban on personal cell phones in the West Wing, which followed the release of Michael Wolff’s explosive White House tell-all was related to Manigault-Newman’s track record of recording conversations, the source added.
The word is, she’s afraid of being jacked up by special counsel Robert Mueller and she wants those recordings as backup.
Others are saying that there’s nothing she would have been privy to that would be of interest to Mueller or his team.
They may be right, as the previous word is that nobody was really sure what it was she did, anyway. She was just there because she was one of Trump’s reality TV clingers.
There’s definitely a book deal in the works, however. It’s estimated that she could get around $10 million for her tell-all. After seeing how well Michael Wolff’s book on the administration has done, she’s probably salivating at the thought of her own future success.
The soon-to-be former assistant to President Trump and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison has held exploratory meetings with several high profile attorneys for potential representation, a source told The News.
Manigault-Newman has met with Harvey Weinstein’s former attorney Lisa Bloom and former Bill Cosby lawyer Monique Pressley, among others.
I’m not sure either could adequately represent her should she get called by Mueller, but this is more about pushing the book, I suspect.
If Omarosa’s job was more like a fly-on-the-wall (as Wolff has described his own presence in the White House), then maybe she’ll have something juicy for her book.
Maybe there’s a little meat left on the bone that Wolff seems to have picked clean.
There may even be something Mueller cares about.