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White House blasts Omarosa for playing tape on national TV

Former President Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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."