Twitter explodes after Omarosa says he recorded his shots in the Situation Room

<pre><pre>Twitter explodes after Omarosa says he recorded his shots in the Situation Room

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Sunday that she secretly recorded her White House talks, including the dismissal of her chief of staff, John Kelly, in the High Security Situation Room. It was a very unusual admission, which immediately provoked the fire of the president's allies.

"Who in their right mind thinks it's appropriate to secretly record the White House chief of staff in the situation room?" Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel tweeted.

"Recording conversations secretly in the situation room is not simply inappropriate, it is a threat to our national security," McDaniel added. "If she violated federal law, it should be prosecuted."

The American Enterprise Institute scholar, Norman Ornstein, had a more forceful question: "What the hell was OMAROSA doing in the situation room?"

Parts of Manigault Newman's conversation with Kelly were played on the air during an appearance in & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39; of NBC to promote his new book, Unhinged, to be released on Tuesday.


Omarosa Manigault Newman may have broken the federal law by registering John Kelly to dismiss her in one of the safest places in the White House, it has been affirmed

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, pictured in 2017, asked "who in their right mind thinks it appropriate" for a White House aide to make secret recordings in the ultra-secure situation room.

McDaniel raised the possibility of prosecuting Manigault Newman

McDaniel raised the possibility of prosecuting Manigault Newman

McDaniel raised the possibility of prosecuting Manigault Newman

In it, she paints a condemnatory image of President Donald Trump, even asserting without proof that there are tapes of him using the word N while filming his reality series "The Apprentice", in which she was a contestant.

She said in the book that she had not personally listened to the recording. But she told Chuck Todd on Sunday that, after the book was closed, she could hear a recording of Trump during a trip to Los Angeles.

"I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here," he said on the show.

But the other recording he discussed on Sunday could be equally explosive.

The Situation Room is a Sensitive Shared Information Facility, or SCIF, and staff are not allowed to bring cell phones or other recording devices.

Small lockers are placed outside the door so attendees can safely leave prohibited devices during critical meetings.

The former sponsor of Trump, who is now his public nemesis on Sunday, played his bomb on & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39 ;.

The former sponsor of Trump, who is now his public nemesis on Sunday, played his bomb on & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39 ;.

The former sponsor of Trump, who is now his public nemesis on Sunday, played his bomb on & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39 ;.

National security attorney Bradley Moss told The Daily Beast on Sunday that[p]Rotocol absolutely demands that you place that phone in the lockers just outside of the situation room. I've put my cell phones in similar lockers at government facilities. It is not negotiable & # 39;

She said that while White House visitors are evaluated, the internal staff operates in an honor system, which Omarosa clearly violated … and it is clear that she had the deliberate intention to do so.

Zara Rahim, a former national spokesperson for Hillary Clinton, who now directs the communications team at Vogue magazine, said that "Omarosa in the situation room is such an alarming image that I can not understand it." What is happening in the West Wing.

Americans should be alarmed about some things, including the fact that she was in the Situation Room and had an unsafe device in a SCIF, "he added." My God. & # 39;

The non-partisan analysts were also horrified.

& # 39; & # 39;[I]It is clear in general that there is no safety culture in WH [White House], tweeted the professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Juliette Kayyen.

& # 39; Start with Trump's phone. That Omarosa has done this really is not surprising. Security is only as strong as leadership demands. "

Kayyem is also a national security analyst for CNN.

In the recording that is played on the air, and that Manigault Newman cites in the book, you can hear Kelly saying that he can see his time in the White House as a year of "service to the nation". and referring to possible & # 39; difficulties in the future & # 39; in relation to your reputation & # 39;

Manigault Newman said he saw the comment as a "threat" and defended his decision to secretly record and other White House talks, describing it as a form of protection.

"If I did not have these recordings, nobody in the United States would believe me," he said.

The White House did not immediately respond to the tape, but President Trump called his former communication assistant on Saturday as a "delinquent."

The White House is closing the new book by Manigault Newman, & # 39; Unhinged & # 39;

The White House is closing the new book by Manigault Newman, & # 39; Unhinged & # 39;

The White House is closing the new book by Manigault Newman, & # 39; Unhinged & # 39;

LISTEN – Audio of John Kelly saying goodbye to Omarosa in the situation room for his "integrity problems"



JOHN KELLY: Who are you?



JOHN KELLY: Could you leave us alone?



JOHN KELLY: I'll just stay a couple of minutes. These are lawyers. We're going to talk to you about leaving the White House. It has struck me, in recent months, that there have been some significant integrity problems, in my opinion, related to you and the use of government vehicles and some other problems. And they will, they will, they will guide you through the legal aspects of this. But there are some, from my point of view, there are some problems of money and other things, but from my point of view, integrity problems are very serious. I am stuck with my past experience and that, when we hold the people in the army accountable, I would do it, compare what I see here in the White House and other issues that I have had to deal with and say what I would do. Do this, in this case if I was in the Pentagon dealing with a Marine or a soldier or something? And the issue for which may or may not have a full appreciation, but I think so, would be a high level of responsibility, that is, a council of war. We are not suggesting any legal action here.


JOHN KELLY: Just stay with me, just stay with me. Yes. That would be a very serious offense. So with that I'm just going to ask you, these gentlemen will explain it. We will bring a staff person after they speak to you. But just to understand that I would like to see this be a friendly game. There are quite important legal issues that we hope will not turn into something that makes it ugly for you. But I think it's important to understand that if we make this a friendly match we can all be, you know, you can see, look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can continue without any kind of difficulty in the future in relation to your reputation. But it is very, very important, I think you understand that there are some serious legal problems that have been violated. And it is, it is open to some legal actions that, I believe, we can control, right? So with that, if you stay here with these gentlemen, they're going to make this clear:

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: Can I ask you a couple of questions? The president, is the president aware of what is happening?

JOHN KELLY: Do not do anything, let's not go down the road. This is a non-negotiable discussion.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: I do not want to negotiate. I alone, I have never spoken, I had the opportunity to speak with you, General Kelly, so if this is my departure, I would like to have at least one opportunity.


OMAROSA: – understand.

JOHN KELLY: We can, we can talk at another time. This has to do with some fairly serious infractions of integrity violation. So I'll let you through that. Then, the staff and all the staff members work for me, not for the president. Then, after your departure, I will inform you if you are interested, where you can be. Then with that I'll let you go and if you gentlemen could take it.

MALE VOICE: Thank you. Yes. I'm very sorry we're here.


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also questioned the credibility of Manigault Newman in an interview on Sunday at ABC's This Week.

"The first time I heard Omarosa suggest those horrible things about this president are in this book," he said, noting that Manigault Newman "is someone who gave a brilliant assessment of Donald Trump, the entrepreneur, the star of" The Apprentice. " the candidate and, in fact, the president of the United States. "

Conway said that, in his more than two years working with Trump, he had never heard him use racial slurs about anyone.

Manigault Newman had been a strong supporter of the president for years, including rejection, as the highest-profile African-American in the White House, on charges that he was racist.

But Manigault Newman now says he was "used" by Trump for years, calling him a "swindler" who "has been posing as someone who is really open to the participation of diverse communities" and is "truly a racist."

"I was an accomplice of this White House deceiving this nation," he said. "He had a blind spot in regards to Donald Trump."

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