This time it's a recording of President Donald Trump admitting he didn't know she was sacked from the White House. Accepting a tiny snippet of audio from a fired White House staffer with an axe to grind and a pile of books to sell without even attempting to verify how accurate her version of events is makes it clear that when it comes to this president, all the rules of journalism get thrown out the window.
On Monday, he took the criticism a step further, calling his former aide "vicious" and "not smart".
In a phone call that Manigault Newman claims to have recorded with Trump after Kelly fired her, and which was broadcast on NBC News on Monday, a voice that sounds like Trump's asks: "Omarosa, what's going on?" "You know they run a bit operation, but I didn't know it". In it, Kelly argued that there have been "significant integrity issues" that prompted him to fire her.
"It is hindsight. But I will say this to you, I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", she said.
Ms Newman responds: "General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave".
"John Kelly is running this White House and Donald Trump has no clue what's going on", she said.
Manigault Newman's book, Unhinged, is due out Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported Friday that after being fired, Manigault Newman declined a $15,000-a-month job offer with Trump's reelection campaign, which came with a "companion agreement" including nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions. "Goddamn it. I don't love you leaving at all".More news: English Premier League: Matchday 1 Saturday Roundup
Trump also said great things about Manigault Newman, until her book tour started.
"...really bad things. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work".
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, called Manigault Newman's recording "wildly inappropriate" and suggested she may have violated the law.
The room, located in the basement of the West Wing, is designated a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, and staff are not permitted to bring in cellphones or recording devices. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Sunday also said the recordings, including one in the White House's secure Situation Room, showed "a blatant disregard for our national security". "He probably instructed General Kelly to do it so that he could keep his hands clean when he spoke to me".
Manigault Newman said in the book that she had not personally heard the recording.
Over the weekend, Manigault-Newman released the recording of Kelly notifying her of her firing.
Manigault Newman said she viewed the comment as a "threat" and defended her decision to covertly record it and other White House conversations, describing it as a form of protection.
"Savannah, slow down", was Manigault-Newman's response.
"I'm in @Omarosa's book on page 149". What happened?' the Commander in Chief can be heard asking. Despite claims that there was no malice intended when the first lady wore the jacket at that time, Omarosa alleged that Melania was trying to "hurt" the president and "make him look foolish" for an immigration policy that made his administration appear "insensitive". "Very shoddy work", Luntz wrote Friday on Twitter.