Omarose Manigault Newman revealed another film by President Donald Trump, this time infuriated by Hillary Clinton's links to the infamous Steele file and alleging that he violated the campaign finance law.
Newman said the tape came from a press shop meeting in October 2017 that allegedly crashed Trump. The then director of communications Hope Hicks and the press secretary Sarah Sanders are also heard on the tape.
He played the tape on ABC's "The View" on Monday morning.
Omarosa Newman played a new tape recording of President Trump
She alleges that Trump was discussing ways to obstruct the recording
In the new recording, Trump talks about the Russian research and the Hillary Clinton campaign
The conversation seems to be about the possible role of Clinton financing the unverified dossier of Christopher Steele that argues that Russia has blackmail information about Trump, which the president has denied.
The Washington Post reported on October 24, 2017 that attorney Marc Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained Fusion GPS to work on the file. Elias represented the campaign of Clinton and the Democratic Party National Committee
In the recording, Trump talks about how research on Russia's role in the 2016 campaign seems to have been directed at Clinton.
"I think Hillary is being murdered now with Russia, the real story of Russia is Hillary and the collusion, someone told me, Hope, you told me they spent $ 9 million on the fake report," Trump said in the tape to Hicks, seem to be referring to the dossier.
Sanders replied: "Closer to six."
Then you hear Hicks say: "Yes, someone just said: & # 39; She is much worse for the country than we thought if she did not know that her own campaign was spending $ 9 million & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Trump jumped back: "Did you see him? Nobody knows who passed it. No, I heard it was nine o'clock. I heard it was 5.7, but now they say it was nine o'clock.
He also said that since the money was spent through a law firm, it generally does not go back to who funded the work.
& # 39; It was spent through a law firm that way you can not track it. But they tracked him down, "he said." One thing in this business is that they track him down, and, yes, about $ 9 million, I can not even believe it. "The reason why a law firm is because this way You do not have to give any documents, but they found out, it's definitely illegal and it's illegal from a campaign point of view, from a funding standpoint of the campaign, I think the whole Russian issue seems to have changed. Do you think, Sarah?
Sanders replied: "Absolutely."
Former British spy Christopher Steele was commissioned to write a dossier on Trump
The dossier was paid by a law firm that worked for the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
Fusion GPS commissioned the former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier on Trump at the behest of the conservative news program The Washington Free Beacon, which was funded by a Republican donor who supports the presidential candidacy of Marco Rubio.
The store stopped paying for work in May 2016 when Trump closed the Republican Party nomination. Elias and his company Perkins Coie intervened and paid Fusion GPS until October 2016 to continue.
The unverified dossier alleges that the Russians have information they could use to blackmail the president, including an accusation – which Trump has denied – that he hired "several prostitutes to perform a 'golden shower' show. to him & # 39; when he was in Moscow for the contest.
The role of Perkins Coie was revealed because the law firm sent a letter to Fusion GPS, telling the research firm that it had been released from a confidentiality agreement with the client. The letter was the result of a legal fight over a subpoena for the Fusion GPS bank records.
The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $ 5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 through December 2016, The Post reported, citing campaign finance records. The DNC paid the firm $ 3.6 million since November 2015.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is heard on the last tape
Then, the director of communications of the White House, Hope Hicks, is also heard on the recording
Newman revealed that he is in a legal battle with Trump over his tapes
However, it is impossible to know how much of the money from both entities was related to the research of Fusion GPS and how much was spent on other legal matters.
It is common for campaigns and party committees on both sides of the political aisle to pay for opposition research.
That is not illegal
But Republicans argue that the Clinton and DNC campaign may have violated the campaign finance law by listing payments in their Federal Communications Commission reports to Perkins Coie and not to Fusion GPS.
However, Clinton and DNC campaign officials have said they did not know that Perkins Coie facilitated the investigation on his behalf and that his money was used to pay for it.
Many Democratic officials said they only found out about the file in January 2017, when Buzzfeed published it.
Newman accuses Trump that he was talking about Clinton's campaign on the tape, but argues that he also described the methods he used to cover the issues he had with former Playmate Playboy Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels.
Newman argues that Trump was referring to methods of obstruction such as those he used against Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal
Trump has denied the issues with both women. McDougal received $ 150,000 from American Media for his story, which the National Enquirer never executed in a "catch and kill" ploy. Daniels was paid $ 130,000 through the then Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen.
"You just heard Donald Trump arguing about how to obstruct justice by going through a law firm so he can protect any crime." He implied that Hillary did this, but now we know he did this with National Enquirer and possibly Stormy, "he said. Newman
He also revealed that he is in a legal fight with Trump, who wants to prevent him from publishing more tapes.
It is said that the West Wing assistants fear that Newman has hours of recordings of his time working in the White House.
Newman maintains that a confidentiality agreement (NDA) that he signed does not apply when he plays tapes that could show that he was committing a crime.
She told the hosts of & # 39; The View & # 39; which is an arbitration with Trump & # 39; for violating my NDA & # 39;
She then claims that an NDA does not cover crimes.
"You can not silence someone when they show up to expose corruption," he said.
"They want to close me," Newman said.
She added of Trump: "He wants to break me, he wants me to spend all my money on legal fees and legal accounts."
But she said, to applaud the audience: "I'll keep fighting."