LISTEN: Omarosa Releases Secretly-Recorded Tape of John Kelly Firing her at the White House; Says She Heard Tape of Trump Saying “Nigger” After She Finished her Book

Omarosa Manigault-Newman admitted Sunday that she was fired from the White House and did not resign as she claimed in a previous interview.

The ex-White House staffer and reality television star shared audio with NBC of the dramatic moment she was let go from her position in the Trump administration by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Kelly says in the tape that she was being let go for ‘serious integrity violations’ that he did not detail yet said involved money and improper use of government vehicles. He can be heard denying a request for her to speak with president about her dismissal, which he said was non-negotiable.

Manigualt-Newman, nationally known by her first name, Omarosa, since her days on The Apprentice, claimed on Meet the Press that Kelly – who she taped in the Situation Room of the White House – threatened her reputation. He told her during the conversation it could get ‘ugly’ for her if she fought him on her exit.

‘I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at, look at your time here in, in the White House as a year of service to the nation,’ the retired general said. ‘And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.’

She also explained in the interview that audio she says she heard of President Trump using the ‘n-word’ she tracked down after closing her new book, explaining a discrepancy in her account in the tell-all that she heard about the rumored tape and a subsequent claim on NPR that she personally listened to the audio.

‘It was confirmed what I feared the most: that Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities, but when he talks that way, the way he did on his tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist,’ she said on ‘Meet the Press.’

Among the explosive claims in the ‘MTP’ interview, her first television appearance since she was booted earlier this year from ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ was that she was used by the president, who this time last year was under siege for his comments about a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended with the death of counter protester.

Omarosa expressed regret for aiding and abetting Trump, saying, ‘I was complicit with this White House in deceiving this nation.’

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Omarosa’s new charges. It had already taken her book on as riddled with falsehoods and lies.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Sunday offered a rebuttal to claims in the forthcoming book, including that President Trump used racially charged language in the White House.

‘He never said that to us in the White House, and I certainly have never heard it. But why didn’t she tell us at the time?’ Conway asked on ABC News. ‘She said no, he’s not a racist. She said I would not be there, and I wouldn’t be there, none of us would be there if that were true.’

President Trump personally called her a ‘lowlife’ on Saturday in response to a question from a reporter about the expose. ‘Lowlife. She’s a lowlife,’ the president responded.

The forthcoming tell-all took over the news cycle on Friday as her publicist began to parcel out excerpts and subjects of the book rushed to bat down Manigault-Newman’s allegations.

As the dramatics flared on Sunday, current and former White House officials flooded the airwaves to defend themselves and the president against Manigault-Newman’s attacks.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

TRANSCRIPT

GEN. JOHN KELLY: Hi.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: Hi there, how are you?

JOHN KELLY: Who are you?

FEMALE VOICE: Hi.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: My assistant.

JOHN KELLY: Could you leave us alone?

FEMALE VOICE: Sure.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: Hi.

JOHN KELLY: I’m only going to stay for a couple of minutes. These are lawyers. We’re going to talk to you about leaving the White House. It’s come to my attention, over the last few months, that there’s been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues related to you and use of government vehicles and some other issues. And they’ll, they’ll, they’ll walk you through the legal aspects of this. But there is some, from my view, there’s some money issues and other things, but from my view, the integrity issues are very serious. I’m stuck with my past experience and that is, when we hold people accountable in the military, I would, I compare what I see here at the White House and other issues that I’ve had to deal with and say what would I do to this, in this case if I was in the Pentagon dealing with a Marine or a soldier or something like that? And the issue that you may or may not have a full appreciation for, but I think you do, this would be a pretty high level of accountability, meaning a court-martial. We’re not suggesting any legal action here.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: That I — that I did?

JOHN KELLY: Just stay with me, just stay with me. Yep. That it would be a a pretty serious offense. So with that I’m just going to ask you — these gentlemen will explain it. We’ll bring a personnel person in after after they talk to you. But just to understand that I’d like to see this be a a friendly departure. There are pretty significant legal issues that we hope don’t develop into something that, that’ll make it ugly for you. But I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at, look at your time here in, in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. But it’s very, very important I think that you understand that there are some serious legal issues that have been violated. And you’re, you’re open to some legal action that we hope, I think, we can control, right? So with that, if you would stay here with these gentlemen they’ll lay this thing out –

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: Can I ask you a couple questions? Does the president — is the president aware of what’s going on?

JOHN KELLY: Don’t do — let’s not go down the road. This is a non-negotiable discussion.

OMAROSA MANIGAULT NEWMAN: I don’t want to negotiate. I just, I’ve never talked — had a chance to talk to you General Kelly so if this is my departure I’d like to have at least an opportunity –

JOHN KELLY: No.

OMAROSA: –to understand.

JOHN KELLY: We can, we can talk another time. This has to do with some pretty serious violat — integrity violations. So I’ll let it go at that. So the the staff and everyone on the staff works for me, not the president. And so after your departure I’ll inform him if he gets interested on, on where you may be. So with that I’ll let you go and if gentlemen you could take it.

MALE VOICE: Thanks. Yep. I’m really sorry we’re here.