When Manigault was sacked from her White House post in December 2017, she recorded her sitdown with Gen. John Kelly, Donald Trump's chief of staff, who broke the news. Newman says she took his words as a "threat" and wanted the world to know the truth.
"If we make this a friendly departure we can all. look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation without any difficulty in the future relative to your reputation", Kelly said on the tape.
"Um, are not staff supposed to check all electronic devices in a secure repository before entering the Situation Room?"
Cohen's position - on the outside of the White House looking in, facing a lengthy prison term and the loss of his law license for making tapes of his clients - makes his dismissal of Manigault Newman's latest claim all the more remarkable.
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In the aftermath of the violence, President Trump faced backlash when he said there was "blame on both sides" of the clashes.
"It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration", she added. Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's This Week that "the first time I ever heard Omarosa suggest those terrible things about this president are in this book".
The White House has defended the president, slamming the former staffer's book as being "riddled with lies and false accusations". In the book, Manigault-Newman calls Trump a racist, a bigot, and a misogynist.
Manigualt was named by Pres. Donald Trump as his Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
The Trump campaign and Lara Trump declined to comment on Manigault Newman's description of the deal Lara Trump supposedly offered her.
A group of records management analysts in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House has been tasked for more than a year with taping together documents that Trump rips up when he's done with them. "I could no longer be a part of this madness", she wrote. "But at least they are consistent - and only too predictable - with the lies they tell".