Ex US presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another audio recording which she said features president Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption.
The recording, released on NBC’s Today show, is purportedly a phone conversation between Mr Trump and Ms Manigault Newman after she was sacked from the White House.
Secretly recording conversations in the Situation Room isn't just wildly inappropriate, it's a threat to our national security. If she broke federal law, she should be prosecuted.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 12, 2018
It appears to show the president expressing surprise, saying: “Nobody even told me about it.”
Ms Manigault Newman has drawn fire from Mr Trump’s allies and national security experts over secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room.
Ms Manigault Newman, whose book Unhinged is out this week, suggested there was more to come, saying: “There’s a lot of very corrupt things happening in the White House and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of them.”
President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Fox And Friends that Ms Manigault Newman may have broken the law by recording private conversations at the White House.