As part of her appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press, Omarosa Manigualt, former aide to President Donald Trump, shared a secret recording she made of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.
“We’re going to talk to you about leaving the White House,” Kelly began. “It’s come to my attention over the last few months that there have been some pretty, in my opinion, integrity issues.”
What followed was a tense discussion over whether she was being fired or forced to resign, with the Omarosa asking for a direct answer, and Kelly advising, “I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation.”
In a follow-up interview with host Chuck Todd, she also described the way the exit interview was handled, saying she felt threatened and that Kelly told her, “Things can get ugly for you.”
“If I did not have this recording, people would still believe the false, incredible story that I was running around the White House,” she explained. “So yes I recorded myself and I have no regret about it.”
Turning to her work for Trump over the years, she admitted that she made a mistake and “was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation.”
“Being used by Donald Trump for so long, I was like the frog in the hot water. You don’t know that you’re in that situation until it’s just bubbling and bubbling. I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation. They continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he is, how difficult it is for him to process complex information, how he has not engaged in some of the most important decisions that impact our country.”
You can watch both parts of her interview velow:
Trump supporters lose their minds when church shows Nativity scene in immigrant cages
MAGA supporters are losing their minds after a photo of the Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church was posted to Facebook.
The scene depicts Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus separated and put in their own cages, a reference to the families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Inside the church, the family is shown as reunited.
Senior minister Karen Clark Ristine shared the image on Facebook with the message hoping that everyone in the United States could see the photo and read the story for Christmas.
"The theological statement posted with the nativity: In a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and are unwillingly separated from one another, we consider the most well-known refugee family in the world," she wrote. "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family. Shortly after the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary were forced to flee with their young son from Nazareth to Egypt to escape King Herod, a tyrant. They feared persecution and death."
Columnist nails Republicans for only caring about Hunter Biden now that his father is running for president
One of the critical questions that must be answered by Republicans, according to one Washington Post columnist, is why they didn't care about Hunter Biden's position at Burisma for so many years.
In a Sunday piece, James Downie asked why Republicans didn't do anything about Hunter Biden five years ago when it was first revealed that vice president's son was on the board of a Ukraine energy company. The House and the Senate were being run by Republicans until this year. They haven't had problems with other partisan investigations against high-profile leaders. There were ten investigations into the Benghazi attacks, three hearings, 29 witnesses, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours. Yet, it was only after Joe Biden announced he was running against President Donald Trump that Republicans discovered an issue.
Republican staffer caught spying on Democrats during Judiciary Committee meetings
A Republican staffer from the Ways and Means committee was caught spying on Democrats during their work over the weekend.
According to a Judiciary Committee source, the female staffer was ultimately discovered and ran out of the committee room once it was discovered she was there, tweeted Olivia Beavers, a writer at "The Hill."
"A Judiciary source says the committee, which has been practicing for their Monday impeachment hearing this whole weekend, came across a female GOP Ways and Means staffer in the hearing room today, but that she ran out once discovered," she tweeted.