- President Trump tookto Twitter calling out
Omarosa Manigault Newman whocontinues to release tapes
aimed at damaging her former boss.
Those tapes now raising securityand even ethical concerns
right here behind me at the White House.
President Trump hit hardcalling his former aide a dog.
This in response to her new tell all book
about her time in the White House
which contains accusationsagainst the President.
She claims she heard a tape of Trump
using a racial slur onthe set of the Apprentice.
Trump fired back thatProducer Mark Burnett
personally called him andsaid there is no such tape.
- I think like most peoplethat worked with her,
very disappointed that she would go to
such a self serving,
and somebody who blatantlycares more about herself
than our country
to make up some of theseoutrageous claims and accusations.
- Omarosa is under fire for recording
White House conversations
including one in the Situation Room
where cell phones and recordingdevices are not allowed.
The act has been denouncedas a serious breach
of ethics and security.
The moral compass right here in DC
is really wavering lately.
What is the state when it comes to ethics
in American politics?
- We have a concern in this country about
the moral compass of individualsinvolved in leadership,
who are involved in different professions.
And even if something is legal,
it doesn't mean that it ismorally appropriate to do
in a situation.
So I think it's an importantdiscussion to have.
- [Ben] Turns out it's not acrime in DC to tape someone
without their knowledge.
But Regent Law ProfessorNatt Gantt points out
it then becomes an issue about ethics.
- Even though it may be legalto record a conversation,
generally their may bespecific ethical implications
given her particularrole in the White House.
- [Ben] Omarosa now claims that
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office
has even reached out about the tapes.
- Anything Mueller would like to see?
- If his office calls againif they want, I'll share.
- The case now heads to the court.
The Trump campaign says Omarosa violated
a non-disclosure agreement that she signed
with the Trump campaign.
And they now plan to takelegal action against her.
Ben Kennedy, CBN News, The White House.