Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault is rumored to have secretly recorded sensitive conversations during her time in the White House.
Manigault, who was booted from the Trump administration late last year, might have taped several confidential West Wing conversations amid fears she could get caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, sources told The New York Daily News. Her next big step? Lawyering up.
The ex-“Apprentice” star has reportedly met with Harvey Weinstein’s former attorney Lisa Bloom and Bill Cosby’s ex-lawyer Monique Pressley, as she expects to become a witness in Mueller’s probe into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” one source told the publication. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
The source added that the White House’s recent ban on personal cell phones in the West Wing was related to Manigault’s tendency to secretly record conversations.
Since her dismissal, the ousted Trump aide has been hinting that she has a bombshell story to tell about her time as the sole Black female staffer in the Trump White House.
“I have my story to tell, as the only African-American woman in this White House, as senior staff and [an] assistant to the president,” she said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people.”