This is the first story of secret taping in the White House since President Nixon was in office. Mr. Nixon felt compelled to record in the Oval Office. Now we have Omarosa Manigault-Newman, an aide to President Trump who may or may not have been secretly recording White House meetings. If so, she is in double jeopardy. Her role at the White House falls under Executive Privilege. Robert Mueller may now come after her. Time to lawyer up.
As Written and Reported By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
All due respect to Steve King and the House Intel memo, but this is more like Watergate … if Pat Buchanan had installed the infamous taping system. The New York Daily News reports that recently dismissed White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman had recorded discussions in the West Wing. Now she’s seeking high-powered legal help, apparently worried that Robert Mueller may come knocking for the recordings:
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations and fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, sources told the Daily News on Thursday.
The former reality TV star’s official last day in the Trump administration is Saturday — despite the abrupt announcement of her departure last month — and her next step seems to be lawyering up. …
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source disclosed. “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 …….
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