White House Staffers Reportedly Worry Omarosa Manigault Newman Used 'Spy Pen' to Record Them
The former "Apprentice" star documents her time in the White House in a new book.
Could former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman have used a "spy pen" to secretly record conversations at the White House?
Manigault Newman has dodged questions all weekend about how she made her recordings, but current and former White House staffers are reportedly concerned that she used a pen that looks like a typical writing tool but can actually record audio.
Inside Edition found pens on Amazon and at B&H Photo that allow you to write like normal but also record conversations without others around you knowing.
In the wake of the recordings, Manigault Newman has become a target of President Trump and his tweets.
"Wacky Omarosa," Trump tweeted Monday. "People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart."
But a secret recording of a phone call between Manigault Newman and the president reportedly after he learned she was leaving the White House shows a different perspective.
"Omarosa, what's going on? I just saw on the news that you're thinking about leaving. What happened?" Trump says in audio released by Manigault Newman.
"[White House Chief of Staff] Gen. [John] Kelly, Gen. Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave,” she replies in the recorded message.
"No, I, I … nobody even told me about it,” Trump says. "You know, they run a big operation, but I didn't know it. I didn't know that. Godd*** it. I don't love you leaving at all."
Manigault Newman appeared on the “Today” show Monday to promote her tell-all memoir "Unhinged" in a very contentious interview with co-host Savannah Guthrie. In it, Manigault Newman said that Kelly is running the White House and that the president has "no clue" as to what is going on, adding that Trump is "being puppetted."
The appearance came after she released another secret tape Sunday on NBC, recorded in the ultra-secure White House Situation Room — an area so sensitive that cellphones and other devices are banned.
Manigault Newman was also asked about her bombshell claim that she heard a tape of Trump using the N-word while shooting “The Apprentice.” She told Guthrie there is a three-minute tape of Trump using the derogatory world in which she claims he was discussing "African-Americans in the production."
Manigault Newman writes in her book that others heard the tape, including veteran pollster Frank Luntz.
"I never heard anything and the idea that they would print that without calling me, emailing me, texting me,” he told Inside Edition.
He said if he had the chance to speak to Manigault Newman, he would ask, “Are you an idiot? Don’t say something you cannot prove.”
“If you are going to be wrong about me, I don’t trust anything else,” he added.
The White House says Omarosa's book is riddled with “lies and false accusations.”
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