White House blasts Omarosa for playing tape on national TV
Manigault and Sanders. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
The White House leveled a harsh rebuke Sunday against "disgruntled former" former Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman:
“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,”— Sarah Sanders in a statement Sunday
Why it matters: As Axios‘ Jonathan Swan reports, "It's extraordinary enough to secretly record a White House colleague and then play the tape on television. But it's even more stunning that the conversation happened in the Situation Room — the most secure area in the West Wing, reserved for the most sensitive conversations, many of them dealing with highly classified intelligence."