Former White House aide-turned palace intrigue author Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded nearly every conversation she had during her time in the White House with her personal cellphone, Axios reported Monday.
And that includes discussions she had with “all of the Trumps,” a source who watched her make the recording told Axios.
Manigault Newman was successful in her secret tapings because she worked in the White House pre-leaking paranoia days, before Chief of Staff John Kelly cracked down on the West Wing and banned personal cellphone usage between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.
The former White House aide used to carry her personal cellphone and her work phone at all times, according to Axios’ source. She would often place her work calls on speakerphone and record the conversations with her personal phone and regularly began recording on her phone before she stepped into meetings. She kept that phone in her pocket or in her purse, according to Axios.
Manigault Newman reportedly said she recorded other people so she could reference those conversations later-on, but she also was interested in covering “her own butt,” the source said.
Manigualt Newman has already publicly released a slew of recordings she made during her time in the White House, including a phone call with Trump after she was ousted; the conversation in which Kelly fired her; and a phone call with Lara Trump, which purports to show Lara Trump offering her a campaign job to keep quiet about her time at the White House.