Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman added a major new twist to the timeline of Russian meddling in the 2016 election by claiming that President Donald Trump knew the content of the stolen emails that were released by Wikileaks — prior to the public publishing of the documents.
“I will say this, that there was a lot of corruption that went on, both in the campaign and in the White House, I am going to blow the whistle on all of it,” Manigault-Newman promised during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Tuesday.
“You were instructed according to the book to bring up the emails at every point you could at the end of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s emails,” Tur noted. “Did Donald Trump know about the emails before they came out?”
“Absolutely,” Manigualt-Newman replied.
“He knew about them before Wikileaks released them?” Tur followed up, to confirm.
“Yes,” she replied again.
“You are saying that he had a back channel?” Tur asked.
“You said that, I didn’t,” she answered. “I will expose the corruption in the White House and I will continue to blow the whistle about it.”