A former White House staffer might have recorded confidential conversations that occurred in the West Wing and now fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, a new report alleges.
According to the Daily News, former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault-Newman is seeking representation by a high-profile attorney.
Manigault-Newman announced her departure from the White House in December, and Saturday is officially her last day serving in the Trump administration as assistant to President Donald Trump and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.
A source revealed to the Daily News that Manigault-Newman has held exploratory meetings with several high-profile attorneys, including Harvey Weinstein’s former lawyer Lisa Bloom and former Bill Cosby attorney Monique Pressley, among others.
It is unclear why Manigault-Newman is seeking legal representation, but sources claim that she is “very concerned” that she will become ensnared in Mueller’s investigation.
“Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone,” a source revealed. “Don’t be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included.”
A White House insider dismissed the idea that Manigault-Newman would have any information that would be relevant to Mueller’s investigation, or of interest to anyone.
According to the insider, interest in a political memoir penned by Manigault-Newman has been “nonexistent,” although a recent report from Life & Style Weekly claimed Manigault-Newman could get upward of $10 million for a book deal.
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