The recording which aired on NBC's "Meet The Press" reveals Kelly discussing with Newman her "integrity violations" in her roles as director for the White House Office of the Public Liaison and assistant to the president.
It is unclear from the recording what specific "integrity violations" Kelly believed Manigault Newman had committed, but her differences with Kelly have been noted before and make up something of a subplot in her recent book where she parts starkly with Trump and criticizes his character.
A recurring subplot is Manigault Newman's enmity toward chief of staff John Kelly, who she accuses of "locking" her in the basement Situation Room in order to fire her on dubious grounds (she was accused of misusing the White House auto service).
"If Omarosa carried for example a cellphone into the Situation Room, then not only did she record conversations there, but so potentially has any country or criminal organization that thought to hack her phone", Frum continued.
Manigault Newman takes both current and former White House officials to task in her new book, "Unhinged".
The recording played on the program doesn't seem to indicate how Manigault Newman reacted after her sit-down with Kelly, but the reality TV star-turned-White House aide seemed to think it proved the report wrong.
When Todd asked Newman if she had ever heard the President say the slur, she said, "You know, I was in his presence when he said inappropriate things, but he has never said the N-word in my presence".
Karl later clarified that none of the 55 top paid staffers at the White House are African American.
How on Earth was Manigault able to stride into that room and walk away with a secret recording of what happened there?
"They take me into the Situation Room, the doors are locked, they tell me I can't leave and they start to threaten me, put fear in me, to put me under duress", she said. On Saturday, Trump called Manigault Newman a "lowlife".
She repeated what she asserts in the book: that Trump is a "racist, misogynist and bigot", a realization that she said dawned on her only as her rocky White House tenure came to an end.
"This White House has a problem with the truth", Manigault Newman writes, seeming to pre-empt the pushback the West Wing launched even before the publication date. So the only thing that's changed is that she's now selling books'. "The fact that she was recording a conversation in there, really, raises alarm bells in the minds of people who have worked in that room". "They told me I could work from home if I wanted to work".
Nobody is quite sure about whether or not Trump has a pee tape somewhere out there, but given how dependent some of Donald's business interests are on Russian loans, Putin doesn't need one.