According to a source who spoke to Axios this weekend, Omarosa Manigault Newman may have had a vague job description while working at the Trump White House, but she certainly was clear about her personal purpose at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Apparently, Omarosa’s first few released tapes are only the tip of the iceberg, because the Axios source says that she recorded “nearly every conversation” she had while working at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Pointedly, the source told Axios that Omarosa recorded talks with “all of the Trumps” at one time or another, meaning we’ve likely not heard the last of this particular scorned woman.
Omarosa reportedly used her personal phone to record the conversations while using her government-issued phone to conduct business and take notes at the same time.
“She would often press ‘record’ on her personal phone — which she carried in her pocket or in a small purse,” said the source.
Omarosa’s stated reason for all of this recording? “So she could go back and refer to them later.”
But the source admitted that Omarosa was also looking to “cover her own butt” in case things for her went south at the White House. Which, of course, they were bound to, given the descriptions of what she was actually doing while pretending to work.
By our last count, Omarosa has released at least three White House conversations. One with Gen. John Kelly on the day he fired her. One with President Trump the day after. And one with Trump campaign supervisor Lara Trump, which was supposed to be scandalous for some reason…though we never quite understood why.
So are there more tapes on the way?
We’ll see, but there are reasons to doubt it. The way we look at it, it’s just as likely that this “source” that Axios spoke to was Omarosa herself, if not a friend who was put up to the leak. The sad fact of the matter is that Omarosa’s book, “Unhinged” has plummeted down the sales charts since its bombshell release in mid-August. According to the Washington Post, the book fell more than 40% in its second week of release, which does not speak well of Omarosa’s post-White House career. It seems that even the #Resistance has its limits when it comes to ingesting anti-Trump gossip, and Omarosa may have found where that boundary lies.
A new tape would undoubtedly give the book a much-needed boost…and if there are no new tapes? Well, just making the threat will have to do for now.