Speak No Evil: Trump Confirms Unprecedented Use Of NDAs In West Wing

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Omarosa Manigault Newman, the ousted Trump Administration aide and former reality TV star, said Monday that despite his repeated criticism of Chicago's efforts to fight violence, the president has "done nothing" to help combat the problem.

Trump had attacked Manigault's credibility earlier on Monday, saying that she begged him for a job at the White House after she had been a contestant at "The Apprentice" without winning three times.

Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff.

Lotter told Cheddar's J.D. Durkin that the White House has a strict no-phone rule in the building's most sensitive areas, and the Situation Room has lockers "right outside the door", where staffers are asked to leave their phones and other smart devices. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] Quite a story to tell as the only African American woman in this White House. Some aides said White House Counsel Donald McGahn assured them at the time that the agreements were only to assuage Trump and were "unenforceable". "Not only is this flat-out false (I've never heard such a thing), but Omarosa didn't even make an effort to call or email me to verify. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!" "Just think how many copies I'd sell - maybe a commemorative inauguration copy!"

George Conway, a vocal Trump critic on Twitter, dismissed this particular claim.

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 Trump tape was made one day after Manigault Newman was sacked from the administration; and the Kelly recording was made when the retired general dismissed her in the Situation Room. Trump, as the tape shows, expresses surprise and upset at her departure.

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In an unusual admission, Trump acknowledged that the public sparring was perhaps beneath a person in his position, tweeting that he knew it was "not presidential" to take on "a lowlife like Omarosa".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday said Omarosa Manigault's new memoir is "riddled with lies". "I think it's a low bar for the president of the United States to simply say he's against racism".

"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". "She made it up".

In the book, she wrote of Trump's feelings about Obama - how he talked about the former president often, and even "hated" him.

While Manigault Newman's claims appear to make sense in the context she provides them, the jury is still out on how truthful her new book is overall.

"So now we have one liar [Omarosa] who admits she lied in the past claiming she's telling the truth now about the liar [Trump] she worked for, and a third liar, [Cohen] who's under investigation for lying, who taped the first liar [Trump] to prove he wasn't lying, said the second liar [Omarosa] was lying about the first liar [Trump]", Meyers said. Mr. Trump came to office vowing to hire "only the best people" - but has struggled to put a lid on leaks, incompetence, backbiting and scandal inside his White House.

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