BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):
The White House is blasting former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for secretly recording a conversation with chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the “very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security.”
And she says Manigault Newman’s decision to share the recording during a Sunday television appearance to promote her new book “further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee.”
Manigault Newman says the recording is one of a number she made in order to protect herself in a West Wing riven by infighting.