In her latest revelation about working at the White House and on President Donald Trump’s campaign, Omarosa Manigault Newman released a video of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen boarding a campaign plane around the same time he was reportedly orchestrating hush payments, to a porn star and a model, for Trump.
Manigault Newman released the footage on MSNBC Tuesday evening, just hours after Cohen reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty to eight counts associated with his financial wrongdoings.
“The first thing the President is going to say is that ‘Michael Cohen had nothing to do with the campaign, he was just a coffee boy, he wasn’t involved,'” Manigault Newman said, referencing dismissive comments Trump has made about former campaign associates accused of wrongdoing like George Papadopolous and former chairman Paul Manafort.
“The reason I wanted to share this with you is to, first of all, show you that he was in fact involved with the campaign,” she continued. “Not only was he involved, he organized this particular trip to Cleveland, he spoke at this event, and as you can see, he’s horsing around after, kind of, on the plane and he sat and met with the President during that trip.”
Manigault Newman — who was reportedly involuntarily ousted from the White House in December 2017 and has since starred in “Big Brother” and written a tell-all memoir full of palace intrigue — apparently has more than 200 tapes to back up her White House allegations. So far, she’s released audio of a phone call she had with Trump; a phone call with Lara Trump offering her a gig with the campaign to keep quiet about her time in the West Wing; and audio of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing Manigault Newman in the Situation Room.