Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson appeared on CNN Tuesday night for some cleanup after former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman released a tape in which Pierson apparently claims the president used the N-word. CNN host Erin Burnett grilled Pierson, a staffer on Trump’s 2020 campaign, on whether she could guarantee there isn’t a tape on which the president uses the racial epithet. Pierson rejected the question, maintaining she had “never heard him say the word.” At the end of the interview, Burnett asked a revealing question. “Did you ever sign an NDA with Trump?” the CNN host asked. “Yes I did actually,” Pierson replied. “So basically, if you had heard him say the N-word, you wouldn’t tell me about it anyway,” Burnett noted. “No, I’m telling you the truth,” Pierson replied. “I’m not up here to lie. I’m telling you the absolute truth. I did sign an Continue reading "CNN’s Burnett Nails Katrina Pierson After She Admits Signing NDA: If Trump Used N-Word, You Wouldn’t Tell Me Anyway"
Philip Mudd, a CNN counterterrorism analyst and a former top CIA official, said ex-senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault should hope that the administration pursues their threats of legal action regarding her supposed non-disclosure agreement, as that would give her a “16th minute” of fame. When Mudd was asked if he ever signed an NDA like the one described by the Trump administration, he said “no” and took “it a step further.” “When I first heard about this on TV, when you and I or someone else was talking about it, I assumed this referred to nondisclosure of classified information,” Mudd said. “Not only have I never signed anything like this, I never heard anybody that had to sign something that said I can’t disparage one of my bosses. I’ve disparaged the bosses I’ve had for the past five years on CNN. Nobody’s ever called me on it.”
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Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson appeared on CNN tonight to respond at length to tape Omarosa Manigault Newman released featuring her this morning. CBS News this morning played the tape, which appears to show Pierson and other Trump campaign staffers talking about a rumored Trump “n-word tape.” Pierson denied on Fox News last night that there was a tape of this conversation in the first place. After going over the Sarah Sanders flap from today’s press briefing, Erin Burnett played the tape for Pierson and asked Pierson what she meant when she said, “No, he said it. He is embarrassed.” Pierson immediately said, “CBS was played by Omarosa today. Omarosa went around making a very specific claim that I had been refuting for the last two days. And then she took two different audios, submitted it to them where it was conflated into one story.” She Continue reading "Katrina Pierson Fires Back at New Omarosa Tape Featuring Her: ‘CBS Was Played’"
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump tonight as Fox News’ Bret Baier confronted her about the President’s continued attacks on Omarosa Manigault Newman. Just this morning Trump called her a “dog”:
Baier asked if Manigault Newman is really such a lowlife, “why did he hire her?” Conway said they’d known each other for years and recalled how much Manigault Newman praised Trump during the campaign. More broadly, Baier asked, “Why does he feel compelled to keep tweeting about Omarosa? Doesn’t that give more attention to this book and her charges?” Conway said Trump just wants to defend himself and remind people he Continue reading "Bret Baier Presses Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Attacks on Omarosa: Why Does He ‘Keep Tweeting’?"
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
As the criticisms of Omarosa Manigault Newman continue, some people supporting President Donald Trump are conceding that he shouldn’t have hired her in the first place. And on The Five today, Fox News’ Jesse Watters agreed with that, after saying that “the media and Omarosa are perfect for each other [because] they both have very little credibility, they’re both flip-floppers, and they both hate President Trump.” “I don’t trust anything she says,” he continued. “She’s a serial fabricator. She should never have been hired for her job at the White House. She belongs on reality TV as a villain, he should never have hired the villain, because obviously she’s a huge backstabber.” He noted her serious lack of credibility right now and said, “Her history in the White House has been riddled with poor performance.” Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Omarosa Shouldn’t Have Been Brought Into WH in the First Place"
Top Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White is under investigation for the misuse of federal resources, according to a CNN report. White, who is being looked into by the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General, is accused of forcing subordinate members of the Pentagon’s staff to take care of her personal matters, like taking care of her laundry, financial matters, buy her snacks, and chauffeur her to work when the weather is bad. Additionally, the investigation is looking to see if White vindictatively went after these staffers for blowing the whistle on her alleged unethical behavior. Forcing subordinates to take care of personal errands during work hours break Pentagon rules, but even if the inspector general finds that White violated this policy, Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis is ultimately in control of whether or not she stays or is fired. When contacted by CNN for comment on the matter, Charles Summers, who
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