Omarosa Manigault-Newman apparently taped confidential White House conversations in an attempt to protect herself in the future, the New York Daily News reports.
She is also scared that she will be swept up by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. As a result, the former White House staffer is exploring her legal options with high profile lawyers like Lisa Bloom and former Bill Cosby lawyer Monique Pressley.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source told the Daily News. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
The White House recently banned personal cell phones in the West Wing, and the source says that it was due to Omarosa’s track record of recording conversations.
Omarosa was unceremoniously fired as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison last month, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that she was “physically dragged and escorted off the campus.” She denied the claims.
Neither Omarosa nor the White House have commented on the story.