Omarosa Releases Tape of Trump Campaign’s ‘Hush Money’ Offer

Omarosa Manigault Newman released another tape Thursday from her treasure trove of secret recordings.

This time the voice on the other end of the call is President Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, Lara Trump, with an offer for a job Omarosa said was meant to silence her.

In the recording broadcast on MSNBC, Lara Trump discusses a position that would pay $180,000 a year to attend “occasional meetings” in New York, and speak positively about President Trump as part of his re-election campaign.

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Lara Trump mentions a New York Times article that suggested Omarosa had information that could be damaging to the president.

“It sounds a little, like, obviously, that there are some things you’ve got in the back pocket to pull out,” Trump says. “Clearly, if you come on board the campaign, like, we can’t have, we gotta… ”

Omarosa interrupts her by saying, “Oh, God, no.”

“Everything, everybody, positive, right?” Lara Trump asks.

MSNBC host Craig Melvin said Omarosa told the network the call was recorded in December, days after she was fired from her job as communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison.

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Later in the recording, Lara Trump mentions a possible salary. She warns the campaign is funded by public money, and that all the funds for salaries come from “small dollar donors for the most part.”

“So, I know you, you were making 179 at the White House,” she says in reference to Omarosa’s $179,000 a year salary. “And I think we can work something out where we keep you right along those lines.”

Lara Trump offers her $15,000 a month.

“Uh, let me see what that adds up to. Times 12. Yeah. So that’s $180,000. Does that sound like, uh, a fair deal to you?” she asks Omarosa.

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In a statement issued to ABC News, Lara Trump called the tape a “fraud,” and said she made the offer out of concern for Omarosa.

“My entire family was concerned for her because we had no idea about the basis of her dismissal. We still wanted her on our team because we cared so much about her personally,” Trump said.

“I reached out to offer her a position with the 2020 Trump Campaign before we knew anything about the gross violations of ethics and integrity during her White House tenure,” she added. “Another one of Omarosa’s ‘bombshell’ tapes is a fraud. The discussions about a position with the campaign took place in numerous phone calls over the course of several weeks.”

Omarosa said the recording supports her claim she was offered “hush money.”

It was one of several the former reality star released this week to back up allegations made in her newly released book, Unhinged. She said the job offer came with a non-disclosure agreement, which she refused to sign.

Omarosa previously released recordings of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her and of President Trump claiming not to know she had been terminated.

This may not be the end of the secret recordings. The New York Times reported Thursday Omarosa may have as many as 200 tapes.

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