Former senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said she is “very eager” to be subpoenaed by Congress so she can share what she told Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators.
The former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison said she expected to receive a formal demand to testify from Congress soon.
“I will say here and now that I am very eager to share all of the information that I shared with Robert Mueller’s team and I will share that information with Congress,” Omarosa told Craig Melvin during an interview on MSNBC Wednesday. “They just subpoenaed [former White House counsel] Don McGahn so I am sure the rest of us who are mentioned in the report will be receiving those.”
Omarosa, who turned sharply against Trump after leaving the White House, also used the interview to trash her former boss.
“It’s so very clear that he was partaking in activities that were immoral, unethical and illegal,” she told Melvin.
Lifted from obscurity by Trump after a breakout performance on “The Apprentice,” Omarosa became a top surrogate for the Trump campaign in 2016. After Trump won the White House, Omarosa took a plum job as communications chief for the Office of Public Liaison.
She was ultimately forced out of the White House by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly, in a dramatic exit interview which Omarosa secretly recorded at the time.
“It’s come to my attention over the last few months that there’s been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues,” Kelly told her. “I think it’s important to understand that if we can make this a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation, and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.”
The ex-reality star released a number of recordings in August 2018 to coincide with her book “Unhinged.” A flurry of media coverage and repeated attacks on Twitter from Trump himself turned the book into an Amazon best seller.