Appearing on CNN on Friday morning, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman said there is a new undercurrent of fear running through the White House as staffers worry as much about what they may have said to former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault as they do about the ongoing Russian collusion investigation.
Speaking with host John Berman, Haberman prompted, "Your reporting, which I think is so interesting, and I'll paraphrase here, I don't want to put words in your mouth but you're reporting there is as much concern about this back-and-forth with Omarosa inside the White House as just about anything else that has gone on -- save the Russia investigation."
"It has put them all, not completely in control," Haberman began. 'They don't know how many tapes she was walking around with. Some believe she was using a special recording device in a pen because one version I heard about her going in the Situation Room with [White House Chief of Staff] John Kelly is that she did check her phone, which you're supposed to do."
"My understanding is there are 200, possibly more, there are dozens and dozens and she is going to leak them out slowly," she continued. "Politico put it very well that this is like the mental siege of WikiLeaks on the Clinton campaign which was just the daily -- they had no idea what they were going face."
"This is something akin to that," Haberman went on to explain. "And Donald Trump hates feeling out of control. And when he feels out of control his aides hear about it and it creates anxiety."
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