Accordsing to new reports, former Trump Aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who was once a contestant on "The Apprentice," may have taped private talks in the West Wing.
Just last month Omarosa abruptly left the White House. She had been serving as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Rumors swirled whether or not she was fired. For real fired, not like on the Apprentice. Trump cleared the air with a kind tweet after she made her announcement.
Sources told the NY Daily News that Omarosa was fearful she would be called in to testify in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. According to the report, Omarosa is "lawyering up" and "has held exploratory meetings with several high profile attorneys for potential representation."
Manigault-Newman has met with Harvey Weinstein’s former attorney Lisa Bloom and former Bill Cosby lawyer Monique Pressley, among others.
It is not immediately clear why the former “Apprentice” star is seeking legal help, but those with knowledge of her unceremonious removal from the White House say she is “very concerned” that trouble is on the horizon.
The 43-year-old apparently believes she may become a fixture in Mueller’s investigation into possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia’s election meddling.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source disclosed. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
Just recently the White House banned personal cell phone usage in the West Wing. According to the book, "Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House," Michael Wolff claimed that the move was related to Omarosa's desire to record private conversations.
Omarosa secretly taped confidential White House conversations — and now could be a source for Mueller: report. Now this could prove to be very interesting and could validate much of #FireandFury. https://t.co/Hchl2JvMhl
— MikeCalma (@mikecalma) January 20, 2018
One thing is clear, Omarosa is doing all she can to stay in the news. She recently signed with the American Program Bureau. This is a group of speakers that includes Jay Leno, Diddy, Magic Johnson and Kareer Abdul-Jabbar, per Fox News.
She will be looking to score upward of $50,000 per. Fox said, "the firm’s goal is to book at least 10 appearances over the next three months." The goal is to take down at least a half a million with those 10 appearances.