‘What the actual f***?’ Twitter explodes after Omarosa says she recorded her firing in no-devices-allowed Situation Room – and GOP chairwoman says fired Trump aide could be PROSECUTED
- Former Trump aide on book publicity tour gave NBC News what she said was audio of John Kelly firing her
- Omarosa Manigault Newman said she made the recording in the Situation Room
- The ‘sit room’ is a secure facility where electronic devices are not allowed
- The Republican National Committee’s chairwoman raised the possibility that she may have broken federal law and couldbe prosecuted criminally
- Analysts, scholars and political mudslingers had a field day, with some wondering how the communications aide was let in the room at all
Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which immediately drew fire from allies of the president.
‘Who in their right mind thinks it’s appropriate to secretly record the White House chief of staff in the Situation Room?’ Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel tweeted.
‘Secretly recording conversations in the Situation Room isn’t just wildly inappropriate, it’s a threat to our national security,’ McDaniel added. ‘If she broke federal law, she should be prosecuted.’
American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein had a blunter question: ‘What the hell was OMAROSA doing in the situation room?’
Parts of Manigault Newman’s conversation with Kelly were played on the air during an appearance on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ to promote her new book, ‘Unhinged,’ which will be released Tuesday.