In an interview with NBC television, Ms Manigault Newman claims that the tape includes audio of Mr Trump using the N-word during filming of his reality series, The Apprentice, on which she co-starred. This Kelly recording is the first one she's actually shared publicly. "And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation".
Asked why she would bring a recording device into such a secure location, Manigault Newman said that she was "prepared" to "protect herself".
The author says she now regards Kelly's phrasing as a "very obvious" threat that justifies her secretly recording the meeting.
She also appears confused about the premise for her ousting, which Mr. Kelly describes as "integrity violations".
With the release of those tapes, the internet was left breathless.
Current and past White House officials have pooh-poohed her story about the president fighting with the head of the presidential mansion's household staff over his demand for a tanning bed in the residence.
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Cohen's position - on the outside of the White House looking in, facing a lengthy prison term and the loss of his law license for making tapes of his clients - makes his dismissal of Manigault Newman's latest claim all the more remarkable.
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"Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations", she said.
"I protected myself because this is a White House where everybody lies; the president lies to the American people, Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] stands in front of the country and lies every single day", she said. "I wanted to see the best in him". But Sunday she tells Chuck Todd that, after the book closed, she was able to hear it personally. In the recording, Kelly can be heard telling Manigault she was sacked for "pretty serious integrity violations", and said "if we make this a friendly departure. you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation".