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Trump’s campaign says Omarosa Manigault-Newman violated in 2016 confidentiality agreement as the President escalated the war of words on the tell-all-book.
Omarosa Manigault Newman’s allegations about a recording of President Trump with the “N-word” is disputed by a growing list of current and former officials, the questioning of a crucial section in your newly released political tell-all.
Manigault Newman claims appeared first foster this week in media, the book “apart at the seams: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White house”, which hit the shelves Tuesday. In interviews and the book, so they claimed, they confirmed the rumors of an old tape of “The Apprentice”, Trump used the racial slur.
It is unclear at this point whether Manigault is part of Newman ever, the alleged tape, and whether it is available.
But several former and current officials of the President have refused to make their claims.
The former trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Fox News that he “never heard of any Band.”
“I’ve never heard the President ever before,” said Lewandowski Tuesday, adding that it was “never a discussion” about a Band and it was “never to [his] attention.”
“This is now a pattern of people who have worked in the interior of the building, the try Wheeler said of her relationship with the President,” Lewandowski. “It is a pity, it is a shame, and our country, and the President, they deserve better.”
Michael Short, a former White House aide, told Fox News that he had no knowledge of the Band.
“I’ve never heard that the President of each of the epithets in the alleged book, or comments of any kind”, Short told Fox News.
Manigault Newman suggested that the reason chief of staff John Kelly you are fired from your White house, the post was her pursuit of the Band. You wrote in your book that the former White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks tells Kelly that Manigault was Newman’s “this close” to their “hands” on the Band.
“Given the circumstances and the timing, I had to believe that the purpose was, that to me is always the N-word, the Band, was convinced by the logic, I was now, be real,” she wrote in the introduction.
But the Ex – “Apprentice” star has given different accounts about the Band. In the book, they claimed they never heard of the Band, but during the interviews this week, she claimed that she heard the recording after the book was written.
Lynne Patton, former assistant to Eric Trump, and now a Department of housing and urban development official, pushed back to Manigault Newman’s claims.
In a statement, Patton said she got a call from her on the day she was fired, “and told me that she had personally way heard a second-hand recording of the President’s trump card, with the ‘N-word’ in a derogatory.” In this call, you Manigault Newman said claimed that you issued a voluntary “withdrawal” to Kelly and recommended that Patton “should immediately do the same, before the audio surfaced.”
Official statement, Omarosa Manigault-Newman
— ?? Lynne Patton (@Lynne Patton) August 14, 2018
Manigault Newman claimed this week that the original source for the alleged tape, was the former “Apprentice” producer Bill Pruitt.
But Patton said she spoke to Pruitt, and he has “NEVER been an audio tape” of the stocking with the bow.
Pruitt did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Katrina Pierson, a former spokeswoman for the campaign said “Fox News ” @ Night”, “no sources, the Band.”
Pierson also denied ever being a conversation about the Band, added that “the reason Omarosa is a wrath of the opposition because you can’t keep your lies straight.” Patton also denied that in a telephone conference with Manigault Newman discuss the Band rumors — as she claims in her book.
However, the emergence of yet another shooting on Tuesday demanded that a portion of their claims. Manigault Newman published on CBS News an alleged recording of this call. It is supposed to be your, offers, Patton, Pierson, and campaign communications director Jason Miller.
“I’m used to finding at least what is the context for it, to help us perhaps trying to figure out a way,” Pierson says on the tape.
Patton is, then the description of a conversation heard, you with Trump about his alleged use of the slur.
“I said, ‘Well, sir, you can at any time, where is this happening?’ And he said, ‘no,'” Patton is heard to say.
Manigault Newman replies: “Well, that’s true.”
Pierson later said: “no, he said it. It is embarrassing for me.”
After the release of the CBS tape, Pierson your comments trying to clarify.
“I’ve never had a phone conference with Jason Miller organized to confirm, Mr. Trump said nothing. The discussion was nothing more than the support of unconfirmed rumors regarding ‘The apprentice’ tape and the transcript of my statement,” Pierson said in a statement to Fox News on Tuesday. “Omarosa fabricated the story through the mixing of numerous discussions.”
Also in the book, Manigault, Newman claims, the pollster Frank Luntz had the “N-word” – Band.
Luntz fired back on Friday, tweeted that her claim was “flat-out wrong.”
“I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who hear from me, I heard Trump with the N-word. This is not only flat-out wrong (I’ve never heard of such a thing), but Omarosa is not to make an effort to call or to check up on me via E-Mail. Very shoddy work,” Luntz tweeted.
I’m in @Omarosa’s book on page 149. She claims to have heard from someone who hear from me, I heard Trump with the N-word.
This is not only flat-out wrong (I’ve never heard of such a thing), but Omarosa is not to make an effort to call or to check up on me via E-Mail. Very sloppy work.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 10, 2018
Trump on Monday night tweeted that the producer of “The Apprentice,” assured Mark Burnett to him, there are “NO BANDS,” where he used ” a terrible and disgusting word.”
“@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice, where I have such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed to the Crazy and Deranged Omarosa. I didn’t have the word in my vocabulary, and never. They made to” Trump tweeted.
.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice, where I have such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed to the Crazy and Deranged Omarosa. I didn’t have the word in my vocabulary, and never. You made it up. You look at your MANY of the new quotes to say….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
Fox News’ Ed Henry contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.