According to the New York Daily News, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault may have taped private conversations with other West Wing staffers during her stint in the White House.
The former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison is concerned that she could become a focus in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference because of the alleged recordings.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a 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.”
A recent ban on personal cell phones in the West Wing, which followed the release of Michael Wolff’s explosive White House tell-all was related to Manigault-Newman’s track record of recording conversations.
Manigault has met with high-profile attorneys in the instance that Mueller’s investigators want to question her.
A White House source, however, brushed off the idea that Manigault would have had access to any information relevant to Mueller’s investigation, the report said.
Manigault left her White House position last month, however, her resignation becomes official on the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.
Omarosa has teased that she plans to spill secrets on the White House, telling ABC News last month, “But when I have my story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House, 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, that has affected my community and my people and when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”