Omarosa Manigault Newman released a new audio recording of President Donald Trump during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday. Omarosa tried to make it sound like President Trump is completely obsessed with Hillary by claiming that the President “crashed” a White House meeting of communication staffers in order to ‘ramble' on about Hillary. The fact of the matter is that the President was responding to the bombshell revelation from the Washington Post revealing that Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for the phony Russia dossier.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and former White House communications director Hope Hicks can be heard on the recording talking to Trump:
Trump: I think Hillary is getting killed with Russia. The real Russia story is Hillary and collusion. Somebody told me, Hope, you told me it was $9 million they spent on the phony report.
Sanders: Closer to six.
Hope Hicks: Yeah, someone just said, “She's far worse for the country than we thought if she didn't know her own campaign was spending $9 million.”
Trump: Did you see? Nobody knows who spent it. No, I heard it was nine. I heard it was 5.7 but now they say it was nine. It was spent through a law firm that way they can't trace it. But they traced it. One thing in this business is they trace it. And, yeah, close to $9 million. I can't even believe it. The reason a law firm is because this way you don't have to give any papers. But they found out, it's definitely illegal and it's illegal from a campaign standpoint, from a campaign financing standpoint. So the whole Russia thing, I think seems to have turned around. What do you think, Sarah?
She said on MSNBC that the entire exchange lasted roughly 15 minutes, and that afterward, Trump made the staffers gather around the Oval Office to listen to him “rant” further on various topics.