Trump campaign says Omarosa job offer wasn't 'hush money'

Saul Bowman
August 14, 2018

But experts in national security and clearance law said that, while she seriously violated rules - and would likely be barred from ever being granted a security clearance - she probably didn't break any law unless the conversations she recorded were classified.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "Wacky Omarosa, who got fired three times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time". The defense spending bill's signing ceremony was in Fort Drum, New York, and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) had apparently been working hard to bring Trump to her district for the occasion.

The Republican president claimed that Ms. Manigault Newman "already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!" - a first admission that members of the administration were asked to sign potentially illegal hush deals. The American Civil Liberties Union called the private agreements for public employees "unconstitutional and unenforceable".

Manigault Newman has said she was offered $15,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement when she was sacked last Decemberthat was, "as harsh and restrictive as any I'd seen in all my years of television".

Omarosa also had a bridal "going away" party before her wedding with none other than aides close to the president.

She used her TV appearances to hype up her story of working for Trump, fishing for the best publishing deal, the source said.

"Nobody even told me about it", Mr. Trump is heard saying, after chief of staff John Kelly terminated her employment. Asked on MSNBC's "Hardball" if special counsel Robert Mueller - investigating possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - would be interested in any of them, she said, "If his office calls again, anything they want, I'll share". "And the bottom line is, I can tell you for a fact she was complicit, but she also did the bidding, and she wanted to prove that she was in their camp because she used to be a Democrat".

Omarosa married Newman - her second husband - at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., where she walked down the aisle in a lace pink dress, all while she was employed at the White House.


He lashed out further at his former friend in a series of angry tweets, as he prepares to return to the White House after an 11 day vacation. She was vicious, but not smart.

Trump is known for making even low-level workers at the Trump Organization, his 2016 campaign, and his presidential transition agree to sweeping NDAs. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems.

In her new book, Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, Manigault Newman claimed that she had heard about the recordings' existence.

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.

"I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have".

Trump seemed to acknowledge that the unseemly fight would have been unusual for most of his 44 predecessors as president of the United States.

"He knew that John Kelly was going to take me into the 'Situation Room, ' and lock me in there, threaten me, and say that things were going to get ugly for me, and there would be damage to my reputation", Newman said of Donald Trump.

'The only reason we offered her a new one at all is that we included the Pence family in there for the first time, ' the official explained, referring to a copy the Post published Friday.

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