Prosecute Omarosa Manigault Now

We must deter recording those things that happen in the Situation Room.

Omarosa Manigault claims she recorded General John Kelly, the President's Chief of Staff, firing her. That, in and of itself, suggests questionable judgment about letting her into the White House in the first place. But the troubling issue is that Manigault claims the recording came from the Situation Room.

Recording devices, cell phones, etc. are not permitted in that room. It is a secure facility for the President to receive confidential and often classified information. Taking a cell phone or other recording device into that room could compromise our national security.

We can debate the merits of hiring Omarosa Manigault in the first place, but this really is not debatable. There must be absolutely strong deterrence in place to prevent any other person ever doing something so foolish. The strongest deterrence would be prosecuting her.

On the strong chance that she is distorting what happened and/or the location of her firing, prosecuting her would also clear that up and, should she walk it back, cast the credibility of her book into jeopardy.

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Oregun
Oregun

I have never heard of anyone more dishonest or self aggandizing than Don the con. I believe he actually trained her on the apprentice and right now it looks like she out grifted the old reprobate. Looks like a truplocrat soap oppera insider problem. Same stuff as every day of this manure spreader administration, rinse repeat. Anyone shocked by more corruption in the white house by now must not have two brain cell left to rub together.

FloridaMan
FloridaMan

By 8 o'clock today, Donald Trump and his kids will have committed more crimes than Omarosa committed in her entire life. Nobody leaks more classified information to shadier people, intentionally or otherwise, than the Trumps. How these idiots got security clearances to begin with is beyond me and "He's the President" doesn't cut it. No attempt can or should be made to prosecute Omarosa without first investigating how much information Trump and his kids leak out because the're obviously the higher priority and the bigger risk.

ehcwasps
ehcwasps

But he hires the "best" people!

MoronDestroyer
MoronDestroyer

@jcblount Except most legal experts agree that those NDAs are not only non-binding but wholly inappropriate from a government transparency perspective. Why let facts get in the way though.

How would Trump "make an example" of her when she has broken NO LAW? Protocol and regulation breaches are not punishable by law. His NDA is not enforceable. He has ZERO leverage legally.

jcblount
jcblount

She did sign a confidentiality disclosure and that is a binding contract. Recording anything in the Situation Room is a breach of protocol, regardless of what was said. I agree, President Trump needs to start making examples of these self aggrandizing individuals.