In an utterly classless move that fans of the Apprentice learned to expect from the likes of Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former White House aide appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. While peddling her new book, Unhinged, she released a secret recording of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her, citing “integrity issues.”
The release of this recording came just two days after Manigault Newman was caught in a blatant lie about whether she heard President Trump the “N-word.”
Omarosa was abruptly fired in December from her position as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. The Wall Street Journal reported that upon her firing, Manigault Newman had to be “physically dragged and escorted off the campus.”
Many immediately noted the shocking breach of every known security protocol revealed by Manigault Newman of her own actions when she revealed she recorded Kelly in the situation room. The situation room is known as a SCIF or a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. This is a room in which all personnel is supposed to be required to surrender any and all recording, photographic and any other electronic media devices.
As noted by NBC News –
“The most famous SCIF is probably the White House situation room, where presidents have deliberated the country’s most important military and foreign policy decisions.
Adding that – “The Office of the Director National Intelligence lays out strict guidelines for the technical aspects and security of the SCIF. That includes everything from the requirements for what the doors and windows should be made of to guidelines for armed guards and instructions on destroying temporary SCIFs.
“Every effort should be made to minimize or eliminate windows in the SCIF, especially on the ground floor,” the manual reads. The facility must also provide acoustic protection. If soundproof walling is not an option, the DNI says speakers can be used to distribute noise to mask the conversations inside the SCIF.”
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer referred to Manigault Newman’s taping as “a massive violation of every security protocol.”
Spicer appeared on “Fox News Sunday” stating – “She taped the chief of staff for the White House in the situation room, clearly a violation of every security protocol that she signed when she applied for a security clearance.”
Omarosa: “Is the president aware of what’s going on?” pic.twitter.com/ZTeS7fzz5b
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