IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “She says she’s got Javanka on tape, too. Jilted ex-‘Apprentice’ star and former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has told friends and associates that she has tapes of private phone calls from first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, according to two sources with whom she has discussed the recording. She claims her stash of recordings — which she is dribbling out to keep the publicity machine going around the release of her new book, ‘Unhinged’ — includes a condolence call she received from the couple the day after she was fired by chief of staff John Kelly last December. Both Trump and Kushner can be heard wishing Manigault Newman the best and telling her they had no idea her head was on the chopping block, according to the people with whom she has discussed the call. Manigault Newman’s claim about the new tape provides additional confirmation that she was looking to build a case not only against Trump, whom she alleges has been recorded by others using the N-word, but also against his top aides and family members. Though she said the president dispatched Kelly to push her out of the White House, she has also argued that ‘Donald Trump has no idea what’s going on in the White House.’ The Kushner-Trump tape would indicate that two of his senior advisers were not clued in on key personnel changes — or claimed not to be. And it would show them offering emotional support to Manigault Newman even after Kelly pushed her out for ethical breaches — capturing on tape the power play between the family and the retired four-star general that has played out in the White House since Kelly joined the administration. Neither Manigault Newman nor the White House immediately responded to a request for comment.”

Eliana Johnson and Annie Karnie, “Omarosa claims to have secretly recorded Jared and Ivanka,” Politico, August 13, 2018 2:53 pm