Omarosa Manigault-Newman, more commonly known as just Omarosa, has appeared on a variety of reality television programs such as The Apprentice, Celebrity Apprentice, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother. From January 2017 to January 2018, she served as Trump’s Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
Her departure from the White House was somewhat controversial. She claimed she left because she thought Trump was a racist but other reports said there were a number of ethical and possibly legal violations on her part.
Omarosa has now produced a tape of a conversation with White House Chief of Staff that took place in the White House Situation Room, in which she claims that Mattis threatened her, but the tape proves she is untrustworthy.
But White House officials pushed back immediately, saying Manigault-Newman’s termination for alleged ethical violations was handled appropriately and charging that she would have flagrantly violated security protocols by taping Kelly in the highly secured room in the basement of the West Wing.
In the recording, Kelly purportedly calls for Manigault-Newman’s “friendly departure” from the administration without any “difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.” According to the tape, Kelly continued by saying that things could get “ugly” for her, and that she was “open to some legal action” for conduct that would merit a court martial if she were in the military…
It needs to be emphasized that recording Mattis in the Situation Room was ILLEGAL. Secondly, many employers who find employees committing unethical and/or illegal acts will often say pretty much the same thing. When I was a retail manager, I told several employees to either resign immediately or face criminal prosecution, which would ruin their record and ability to get a job. It’s more of an ultimatum than it is a threat, evidently something Omarosa doesn’t understand.