Former short-term White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman can be attempting to stir up interest in a brand new book by delivering audio of which she secretly recorded inside White House situation room when she was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly. Ms. Manigault released the audio to NBC for use in a Sunday broadcast of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
There can be a strong possibility Ms. Manigault has committed several violations of federal law using a secret electronic recording within a SCIF (Situation Room); however, any action therein might only further provide fuel for her already discredited self-promotion. The fact Ms. Manigault made the recording speaks to her duplicitous intent along with lack of integrity.
Here’s the audio:
Interestingly, Ms. Manigault along with NBC did not Discharge the continued audio portion where WH attorneys outlined the legal along with ethical violations of which led to her firing; along with the legal risk upon her departure.
Here’s the Transcript: GEN. JOHN KELLY: Hi.
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Hi there, how are you?
JOHN KELLY: Who are you?
FEMALE VOICE: Hi.
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: My assistant.
JOHN KELLY: Could you leave us alone?
FEMALE VOICE: Sure.
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Hi.
JOHN KELLY: I’m only going to stay for a couple of minutes. These are lawyers. We’re going to talk to you about leaving the White House. the idea’s come to my attention, over the last few months, of which there’s been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues related to you along with use of government vehicles along with some additional issues. along with they’ll, they’ll, they’ll walk you through the legal aspects of This particular. yet there can be some, via my view, there’s some money issues along with additional things, yet via my view, the integrity issues are very serious. I’m stuck with my past experience along with of which can be, when we hold people accountable inside military, I might, I compare what I see here at the White House along with additional issues of which I’ve had to deal with along with say what might I do to This particular, in This particular case if I was inside Pentagon dealing using a Marine or a soldier or something like of which? along with the issue of which you may or may not have a full appreciation for, yet I think you do, This particular might be a pretty high level of accountability, meaning a court-martial. We’re not suggesting any legal action here.
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: of which I — of which I did?
JOHN KELLY: Just stay with me, just stay with me. Yep. of which the idea might be a a pretty serious offense. So with of which I’m just going to ask you — these gentlemen will explain the idea. We’ll bring a personnel person in after after they talk to you. yet just to understand of which I’d like to see This particular be a a friendly departure. There are pretty significant legal issues of which we trust don’t develop into something of which, of which’ll make the idea ugly for you. yet I think the idea’s important to understand of which if we make This particular a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at, look at your time here in, inside White House as a year of service to the nation. along with then you can go on without any type of difficulty inside future relative to your reputation. yet the idea’s very, very important I think of which you understand of which there are some serious legal issues of which have been violated. along with you’re, you’re open to some legal action of which we trust, I think, we can control, right? So with of which, if you might stay here with these gentlemen they’ll lay This particular thing out –
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: Can I ask you a couple questions? Does the president — can be the president aware of what’s going on?
JOHN KELLY: Don’t do — let’s not go down the road. This particular can be a non-negotiable discussion.
OMAROSA MANIGAULT: I don’t want to negotiate. I just, I’ve never talked — had a chance to talk to you General Kelly so if This particular can be my departure I’d like to have at least an opportunity –
JOHN KELLY: No.
OMAROSA: –to understand.
JOHN KELLY: We can, we can talk another time. This particular has to do with some pretty serious violat — integrity violations. So I’ll let the idea go at of which. So the the staff along with everyone on the staff works for me, not the president. along with so after your departure I’ll inform him if he gets interested on, on where you may be. So with of which I’ll let you go along with if gentlemen you could take the idea.
MALE VOICE: Thanks. Yep. I’m definitely sorry we’re here.
Here’s the Meet the Press interview accompanying the Discharge.