I have had the opportunity to interview Ms. Manigault Newman twice. I was even able to chat with her before my interviews. I found her to be honest, direct, smart with a laser sharp focus for what is real and what is nonsense.
There is a Watergate-era law against misappropriating a government “record” (in this case, a secret recording) that could be applied but it’s “incredibly unlikely” the government would pursue such a case, in part because the law could potentially apply to thousands of government workers who routinely bring work documents home with them.
The truth is that the conversation that she had with Mr. Kelly is not ‘privileged’.
Today she said:
*She was offered money to work on the campaign and stay silent after leaving the White House.
- I believe her. It appears that money is the route of all evil with these folks.
*She was offered a non disclosure agreement to sign without being afforded the ability to review with an attorney.
- The never-ending cat and mouse game between employers-and employees and documents can wear you out.You need someone representing your best interests. A lawyer representing the group either wrote or was consulted in the creation of this document. It stands to reason that whoever writes the legal terms will in some way make it fair enough for the contract to be willing to be signed by the physician but still slanted slightly in their favor. Think to yourself, why would this company write a contract that gives the employee more advantages than the person writing it? It’s always good to have someone who represents your best interests to look over the contract, so get your own lawyer.
*She’s also played two recordings that she secretly made — a stunning move, by the way: one in which Kelly is heard firing her and the other in which Trump calls her to express shock and unhappiness that she has been dismissed from the White House.
- Pause for a moment. This woman was savvy enough to know that in the end game she had to protect herself. She knew that if ever the tide changed, which was entirely possible, she had to make sure she could prove her case.
The administration has an issue with lying/ Lying, or merely shading the truth, to get ahead in business is a tempting shortcut that is par the course in New York City’s corporate world. This is particularly the case when a difficult situation arises and lying would seem to resolve the matter in your favor.
She knows how they play the game and knows that she has to tell the whole truth to save her future from the taint that is going to glue itself to everyone who works or has worked at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Ms. Manigault Newman has committed herself to telling the truth regardless of the circumstances surrounding the opportunity to do otherwise. There’s a big difference between unsubstantiated allegations by a disgruntled former employee — as White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has characterized Omarosa — and audio of conversations that provide clear evidence of claims.
I believe her and will be reading the book.