Aug 14, 2018

Omarosa claims Mueller's team interviewed her

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has landed herself in a bitter public fallout with President Trump, told NBC News’ Katy Tur on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's team has spoken to her regarding the ongoing probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The big picture: It's unclear when the alleged interview occurred, and sources close to the White House told ABC News that Mueller's team has never requested to speak with Manigault Newman during her 11-month stint at the White House. A team that works with Mueller’s office for interviews with Trump officials say they had no knowledge of such interview, the sources told ABC News.

In her interview with Tur, the former "Apprentice" contestant declined to provide details about the interview. "I will say that there is a lot of corruption that went on in the campaign and the White House. I am not going to blow the whistle on all of it," she said. The former aide, who was fired in December, told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday that she would share secretly recorded conversations with Mueller if asked.

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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman hospitalized after fiery Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, crashes and flips during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Monday. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Racing driver Ryan Newman was hospitalized in a serious condition with non-life threatening injuries after his car crashed at the Daytona 500 on Monday, NASCAR said in a statement.

The big picture: The 42-year-old was leading the final lap of the race, won by Denny Hamlin, when his car flipped in the fiery crash. President Trump tweeted after the crash, "Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCARdriver!"

Go deeper: Trump takes presidential limousine for lap at Daytona 500

Bolton indicates more Ukraine details if book prevails WH "censorship"

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on stage at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina he hopes his new book is "not suppressed" by the White House, according to journalists present in the room.

This is an effort to write history and I did it the best I can. We'll have to see what comes out of the censorship."
Bolton's comments, per Bloomberg and the New York Times

There are warning signs that Nevada could be Iowa all over again

Former Sen. Harry Reid (D) lines up to cast an early vote for the upcoming Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The alarms are increasingly sounding over Nevada's Democratic caucus, which is just five days away.

Why it matters: Similar issues to the ones that plagued Iowa's caucus seem to be rearing their ugly heads, the WashPost reports.