Omarosa Manigault Newman, a fired White House staffer and ex-contestant on The Apprentice, has claimed to have personally heard a tape of U.S. President Donald Trump dropping the N-word in conversation.
In a sit-down interview after the release of her new audio, Manigault Newman took on a defensive posture, fashioning herself as a whistleblower and warning her former White House colleagues "they should be concerned" about revelations still to come out of her book and media tour.
"Had I not recorded this, everyone would say she has a credibility issue", she said.
Ms. Manigault Newman explained that as a whistleblower, she is not anxious about any legal ramifications.
"He probably instructed General Kelly to do it so that he could keep his hands clean when he spoke to me", she replied. "I'm wondering, is he honest?"
In the video, the voice Newman claims belongs to Kelly accused her of "some pretty serious integrity violations", and he said he hopes she can make "this a friendly departure".
In an interview on ABC News' "This Week", Conway Trump "rightfully wants America to see that this [special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation comes to a conclusion in a timely fashion". George Conway refuted her claims.
'The first time I ever heard Omarosa suggest those bad things about the president are in this book, ' Conway told Jonathan Karl. "They didn't care if I showed up". I didn't know that. "God [expletive]. I don't love you leaving at all".
Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said on "Fox and Friends" Monday that Manigault Newman may have broken the law by recording private conversations at the White House.
"No", Trump said when Manigault Newman told him chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE had fired her.
Todd appeared amazed that Manigault-Newman was able to record the chief of staff during a meeting in the high-security Situation Room, as she claimed.
"I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", she said.
On Sunday, Manigault Newman did not address those issues.
"The moment I said I would like to leave and they said I can't go, it became false imprisonment", she said.
Manigault-Newman's character "has been impugned beyond measure", Gidley said.
The "consulting agreement" describes Manigault Newman's proposed services as "speaking appearances", "fundraising appearances" and "diversity outreach".
Marc Short, the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs under President Donald Trump, went on CNN Monday to do damage control over Trump's decision to hire Omarosa Manigault-Newman as an aide during his first year in the White House.
"He created the monster in his own likeness and the monster has come back to bite him", Ryan said.