The White House on Sunday shot back at Omarosa Manigault Newman’s secret recording of her dismissal last year, saying it “proves” her “lack of character and integrity.”
“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,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday evening.
Earlier Sunday Manigault Newman revealed her secret recording of her termination by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
"This is a White House where everybody lies ... you have to have your back," she said defending the recording.
"If I did not have this recording, people would still believe the false, incredible story that I was running around the White House … that I tried to charge the residence of the White House. People would still think that I was trying to set off alarms," she continued. "So yes, I recorded myself and I have no regret about it."
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called her secret recording, which reportedly took place in the Situation Room, “a massive violation of security protocol.”
“She taped the chief of staff for the White House in the Situation Room, clearly a violation of every security protocol that she signed when she applied for a security clearance,” he said on "Fox News Sunday."
Manigault Newman wrote a memoir that’s out this week titled “Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House.”