Omarosa Manigault Newman's former White House colleagues are looking into legal options to stop her from releasing more tapes and to punish her for secretly recording her conversation with Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, White House officials tell ABC News.
In tweets Monday night, Trump denied ever using "such a awful and disgusting word", and his aides have denied having strategized about how to contain the damage if such a tape surfaced. Mr. Trump had already branded "Omarosa" - as she is commonly known in America - a "lowlife" after she released a recording of her firing by Mr. Kelly, seemingly recorded in the White House Situation Room.
In a morning tweet, Trump praised his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, for firing Manigault Newman previous year.
While on the show, she addressed several controversies now centered around her, including possessing a tape in which Trump allegedly says "n****r" and another in which White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is heard talking to her about her role in the Trump administration, ultimately asking her to leave.
President Donald Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former Apprentice star turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she violated a nondisclosure agreement she signed during the 2016 campaign, the Washington Examiner reported. "I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!" "I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House".
When asked to clarify on NBC's "Meet the Press", Manigault Newman said she listened to the recording after finishing the book during a trip to Los Angeles.
Manigault Newman said she talked to Kelly in the Situation Room, a highly secured room in the White House, where personal devices aren't allowed.
"His mental decline could not be denied", wrote Manigault Newman, who had been one of the Republican president's most prominent black supporters. She wore that jacket to hurt Trump, setting off a controversy that he would have to fix, prolonging the conversation about the administration's insensitivity, ruining the trip itself, and trying to make sure that no one asked her to do something like that again. "I can tell you the president addressed this question directly".
Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke deferred to Kristen Welker of NBC, who pressed Sanders on whether she could definitively rule out that Trump has used the racial slur. "Because I could be next", she said.
"You know they run a big operation, but I didn't know it", he says, adding: "I didn't know that".
She could not guarantee that there is no tape of Trump using the "n-word", but that she never heard it. But she can't go there.
But Omarosa's real-life dismissal from a job at the White House could see them (or at least their representatives) return to a boardroom.
"They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he is", Manigault-Newman added, "how hard it is for him to process complex information".
Trump tweeted Monday that Manigault Newman has a "fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!"