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Omarosa Releases Latest Secret Recording

It features Lara Trump; Trump's daughter-in-law says she feels betrayed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 16, 2018 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio recording that she says proves President Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the recording played on MSNBC, Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump offers Manigault Newman a job earning $15,000 a month, the AP reports. The job wouldn't require her to report to any particular office or have a specific set of duties, other than to speak positively on Trump's behalf as part of his re-election campaign. Lara Trump, married to Eric Trump, can be heard on the tape noting a New York Times report that suggested Manigault Newman had inside information that could be damaging to Trump.

"It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you've got in the back pocket to pull out," Lara Trump said. "Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can't have, we got to... " Manigault Newman interjects: "Oh, God, no." "Everything, everybody, positive, right?" Lara Trump asks. In a written response, Trump's daughter-in-law says the latest tape is a "fraud" and that the snippets of discussion aired by MSNBC "took place in numerous phone calls over the course of several weeks." She says the family cared about Manigault Newman and didn't know why she was fired from the White House, and that she offered her a job "before we knew anything about the gross violations of ethics and integrity during her White House tenure." "Woman to woman, I shared a connection with Omarosa as a friend and a campaign sister, and I am absolutely shocked and saddened by her betrayal and violation on a deeply personal level," she adds.

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