Omarosa Has Video, Emails and Texts Supporting Her Claims About President Trump, Sources Say

(WASHINGTON) — It’s not just audiotapes.

Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday.

Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue selectively releasing the pieces of evidence if President Donald Trump and his associates continue to attack her credibility and challenge the claims in her book, “Unhinged.” She’s already dribbled out audio recordings of conversations, and video clips, texts or email could follow, according to the person who described what Manigault Newman has called a multimedia “treasure trove.” The person was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly and asked for anonymity.

“I will not be silenced. I will not be intimidated. I’m not going to be bullied by Donald Trump,” the former Trump aide told The Associated Press this week as she seemed to dismiss a threat from Trump’s campaign. She spoke to the AP hours after Trump’s campaign announced it was filing an arbitration action against her alleging she’d violated a signed agreement with the campaign that prohibits her from disclosing confidential information.

She told PBS in a separate interview this week: “I have a significant amount, in fact, a treasure trove, of multimedia backup for everything that’s not only in “Unhinged,” but everything that I assert about Donald Trump.”

Manigault Newman claims Trump officials offered her a job on the campaign as a way of silencing her, after she was fired from the White House. She’s accused Trump of being racist and suffering from a mental decline.

The White House has countered by branding Manigault Newman as a disgruntled former staffer with credibility issues who is now trying to profit from a book based on false attacks against an individual she has called a mentor and has admired for more than a decade.

Trump has also lashed out at Manigault Newman, calling her a “lowlife,” ”wacky and deranged” and a “dog.”

Simon & Schuster this week also dismissed threatened legal action from Trump’s campaign. A campaign attorney told Simon & Schuster in a letter that “Unhinged” violated Manigault Newman’s confidentiality agreement, but the publisher responded that it was acting “well within” its rights.

“Unhinged” has spent the past few days at No. 2 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list, trailing only Rachel Hollis’ lifestyle book “Girl, Wash Your Face.”

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Source:: Time – Politics

      

Jersey City’s Indian community celebrates India’s Independence Day

Brightly colored saris fluttered in the breeze and traditional music filled the air as India’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated outside Jersey City City Hall today.

JERSEY CITY — Brightly colored saris fluttered in the breeze and traditional music filled the air as India’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated outside Jersey City City Hall today.

“We were under British rule for more than 200 years and for the last 72 years we are free and we celebrate this,” said Mamta Singha, of Jersey City, who founded the Indians in Jersey City Organization which organized the event.

From a block away, the smell of traditional Indian dishes could be smelled as vendors filled dishes and those attended sat on the steps of city hall or in folding chairs enjoying their meals. On the menu were items such as chicken tikka masala, dal tadka, pav bhaji, vegetable samosas and rice kheer.

Vasu Vishwanadhula, the owner of Mantra Indian Restaurant on Washington Street said Indian culture is all about food and family.

“Our culture is about food and ultimately, the food brings us together,” said Vishwanadhula as his food was being served and performers danced and sang on a stage in front of city hall Downtown at 280 Grove Street.

Abbas Syed of Khabab Grill on Bergen Avenue said religion is also a key element of Indian culture but the celebration “is not about any religion. We all celebrate together.”

Shabbir Dahodwala, of Jersey City, held his 5-year-old son in his arms at the festival as they took in the sights, smells and sounds.

“It’s important to let the kids know what the country we left behind is all about – to let them know about the culture,” said Dahodwala, who came to the United States about 15 years ago.

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Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News