- The Washington Times - Monday, May 6, 2019

Omarosa Manigault Newman on Saturday accused the Trump administration of destroying five boxes of evidence she had left behind for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“I think it’s important to realize that very early on in the administration, we got letters directing us to preserve all information related to the Mueller investigation, all investigations, any information, any emails, any correspondence. We had a clear directive to preserve those documents, preserve emails, preserve text messages,” she said in an interview with MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton.”

“So I thought it was very interesting that after my discussion with General Kelly in the Situation Room when I went to take my things, I was instructed that I had to leave seven boxes of documents that came from the campaign, the inauguration, the transition, and they would not allow me to get them,” Ms. Manigault Newman said, referring to former Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.

“It was seven boxes of documents, and in my emails, they only referenced two, which leads me to believe that they’ve destroyed the other five,” she said.

When asked by Mr. Sharpton to confirm her accusation that the Trump administration was destroying evidence, she responded: “Oh, there’s no question.”

Ms. Manigault Newman added she doesn’t believe she’s alone in having her evidence destroyed.

“I believe I’m not the only one who’s been subjected to this type of treatment, and I believe that there are more documents that have been destroyed by this administration. If it happened to me, it’s happened to others,” 

Ms. Manigault Newman, who resigned from the White House in 2017, released a book titled “Unhinged” in 2018 about her time there.

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