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Trump Campaign Files Complaint Against Omarosa Over Confidentiality Agreement

'Direct violation' must 'be addressed' and 'violator must be held accountable,' says POTUS re-election official

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign officials accused rogue former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating her 2016 confidentiality agreement when they filed a formal complaint against her that was announced Tuesday.

“Donald J. Trump for President Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign,” a Trump campaign official told Fox News Tuesday in a statement.

“President Trump is well-known for giving people opportunities to advance in their careers and lives over the decades, but wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed, and the violator must be held accountable,” the official added, according to the Washington Examiner.

Manigault Newman, an avid supporter of Trump’s not long ago, is promoting her purported tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.” The former communications director for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison was forcibly removed from the White House in December 2017. Although she previously insisted she resigned from President Donald Trump’s administration, she now claims White House chief of staff John Kelly fired her.

Manigault Newman served as the director of African-American outreach for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. And now the president’s re-election campaign is accusing her of flagrantly breaching her nondisclosure agreement.

Trump’s former White House aide also drew bipartisan backlash after she apparently broke security protocols by secretly taping Kelly’s firing her in the White House Situation Room — the room in the West Wing’s basement with the strictest security protocols in place. She released the audio Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

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Manigault Newman told NBC host Chuck Todd that if she “didn’t have these recordings, no one in America would believe me.”

Former White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” that “when you enter the Situation Room, you have to give up all your phones. So if she actually did that, that’s quite an affront.”

Related: Omarosa Broke White House Security Protocol in Taping Situation Room Firing

Trump took to Twitter Monday and Tuesday to slam “Wacky Omarosa” and the credibility of the allegations in her book.

“When you give a crazed, crying low-life a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

Trump complained Monday that “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!”

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