White House paranoia deepens after Omarosa tapes

Manigault Newman's firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly- and her apparent audio taping of the encounter- is at the center of the political firestorm

Omarosa Releases Tape Of Call With Trump [VIDEO]

United States President Donald Trump has labelled a former aide "wacky" after she released a tape in which the president expresses surprise over her dismissal by his chief of staff.

The book's publisher, Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement they are "confident that Omarosa Manigault Newman can substantiate her highly-anticipated account of life inside the Trump White House".

"If we make this a friendly departure...you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation", Kelly tells her.

Trump blasted Manigault, who served as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison until her firing in January, for the claims in her new book that she heard tapes of him saying the N-word.

"[MGM chairman Mark Burnett] called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a bad and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa", Trump said on Twitter.

"Then he said it was just political, he was going after him because it was political, not because of his race, but I don't believe that to be true".

"Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. It also came on the eve of the release of her tell-all book, "Unhinged". Omarosa had Zero credibility with the Media (they didn't want interviews) when she worked in the White House.

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Earlier, Trump accused Manigault Newman as "wacky" and "not smart" after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with the president.

"She's certainly violating national security regulations, which I think have the force of law", Giuliani said. He said Kelly had called her a "loser & nothing but problems", but he himself had tried to save her job - because he liked her public comments about him.

Matthews pointed out that Trump used similar rhetoric to describe Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, who he said has a "low I.Q". Donald Trump presented the show, and Manigault Newman was one of the people competing on it.

It's unknown whether Manigault recorded any other conversations during her time at the White House, when she was the most senior African-American in the West Wing. As a senior staff and assistant to the President I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally. She played portions of the recordings on "Meet the Press" on Sunday and Monday on "Today".

After playing a recording of Trump calling Newman after she had was sacked, Colbert joked at the absurdity.

Moss also told the Guardian that Manigault Newman's use of a recording device presented counterintelligence risks. "What happened?" he said, apparently unaware she had already been fired. "So yes, I had to protect myself and I have no regret about it", Manigault Newman told host Chuck Todd.

"The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security-and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee", Sanders said in a August 12 statement.

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