Omarosa Manigault-Newman surprised the Trump Administration yet again on Sunday by revealing she recorded White House chief of staff John Kelly dismissing her as communications adviser late last year.

Omarosa, a former contestant on The Apprentice, provided NBC with audio recordings of her final conversation with Kelly in the Situation Room.

The recordings were revealed on NBC’s Meet The Press, while others were posted online.

Kelly is heard saying in one of the audio files that he was worried about the “use of government vehicles and some other issues,” and adds, “there’s some money issues and other things, but from my view the integrity issues are very serious.”

“I think it’s important to understand that if we can make this a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at your time here 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,” Kelly is then heard saying on the recording.

Omarosa reportedly did not take this statement well and perceived it as a threat, she told NBC.

After Omarosa asked if President Donald Trump was “aware of what’s going on,” Kelly replied: “This is a non-negotiable discussion.”

Omarosa insisted she had no intention of negotiating but rather was simply seeking to better understand the reason for her firing.

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“We can, we can talk another time,” said Kelly. “This has to do with some pretty serious integrity violations. So I’ll let it go at that. So the staff and everyone on the staff works for me, not the President.”

On Sunday evening, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the former communications aide for taping the conversation and sharing it with NBC.

“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 then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee,” said Sanders.

A White House official said that recording devices are strictly forbidden in the Situation Room.

This development follows revelations last week that Omarosa claimed she heard a secret recording of Trump using the ‘N-word’ and other racial slurs while shooting The Apprentice years prior. She discusses this — along with the president’s “mental decline” and several other issues — in her new book Unhinged, which is set to be released on Tuesday.

Trump slammed Omarosa on Twitter early Monday morning, calling her “wacky,” “vicious” and a “lowlife:”


Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted the following about Omarosa’s latest recording:

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