On Saturday, Omarosa Manigault Newman, former senior White House official accused President Trump’s administration of destroying numerous boxes of evidence, she acclaimed should have been turned over to Robert Mueller and his team of investigators.
Omarosa Newman said, when she was fired in December 2017 by John Kelly, the then White house chief of staff. She was told to leave boxes of documents pertaining to Trump’s campaign and his transition into office.
The order, she said, was despite a “clear directive” that she and other White House staff had received to preserve all documents potentially related to Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian officials.
“I think it’s important to realize that very early on in the administration, we got letters directing us to preserve all information related to the Mueller investigation ― all investigations, any information, any emails, any correspondence,” Newman said.
She continued, “So I thought it was very interesting that after my discussion with … Kelly in the [White House] Situation Room when I went to take my things, I was instructed that I had to leave seven boxes of documents that came from the campaign, the inauguration, the transition, and they would not allow me to get them,”
Newman said she has not seen these boxes again and believed the Trump administration had not handed them over to the special counsel, as her legal team would’ve had to be informed if they had been.
“What’s very curious to me is that, as I stated, it was seven boxes of documents, and in my emails, they only referenced two, which leads me to believe that they’ve destroyed the other five,” she said.
Lastly she said she believes she’s “not the only one who’s been subjected to this type of treatment, and I believe that there are more documents that have been destroyed by this administration.”
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