Former White House staffer and Trump confidant Omarosa Manigault Newman may have recordings of private conversations held within the White House. Newman had a penchant for recording meetings, and may have secretly recorded private conversations in the White House out of fear of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source said. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
Newman is reportedly seeking meetings with lawyers out of concern that she will be called in for an interview with the special counsel’s investigation. But a White House insider said it was unlikely that she had information that would be relevant to Mueller’s investigation.
Newman became a celebrity after appearing as a contestant on the first season of The Apprentice, the reality show formerly hosted by Donald Trump. She was reportedly escorted out of the White House by security last month, when she was told she was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. The White House says she resigned. Her last official day in the administration is January 20.