The methodology behind former Presidential aide Omarosa Manigault Newman internal surveillance operation has been revealed — she hit record on her personal cell phone and walked into White House meetings.
Those taped meetings includes at least one sit-down in the Situation Room, where she was fired by chief of staff John Kelly.
Axios.com reports that the former reality TV star, whom President Trump hired and fired four times, carried both a government issued cell phone and a personal one while in the West Wing.
According to an Axios source, she would sometimes put her work phone on speaker mode when chatting with administration associates, then record those conversation with her personal phone.
The report claims that Manigault Newman taped “nearly every conversation she had while working in the White House,” which includes talks with “all of the Trumps.”
The 44-year-old former Trump confidante reportedly carried her personal phone in her pocket or in a small purse when going into meetings. She claims to have done so to to “cover her own butt,” according to Axios.
Manigault Newman, who is promoting her tell-all book 'Unhinged', has accused the Trump administration of rampant dishonesty and backstabbing during her 11-month tenure as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
The White House has fired back at Manigault Newman as a “disgruntled” employee and blasted her recordings as a breach of security.
“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the audio files.