Former Trump aide says she saw him eat a ‘sensitive’ piece of paper as his lawyer was leaving

From the Washington Post:

After she was fired, Manigault Newman wrote, she received a call from Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, offering her a job and the monthly contract in exchange for her silence.

The proposed nondisclosure agreement allegedly said Manigault Newman could not make any comments about President Trump or his family; Vice President Pence or his family; or any comments that could damage the president. It said she would do “diversity outreach,” among other things, for the campaign, according to her account.

Now why would you fire someone and then offer them a lucrative job? And, if that $15,000 per month offer sounds familiar, that’s because it happens to be the exact same monthly amount that the Republican National Committee is paying Donald Trump’s former personal bodyguard, for “consulting services.” Quite the coincidence! 

Finally, in what is the most bizarre anecdote thus far (stay tuned for Manigault Newman’s appearance on Meet the Press this weekend), she claims that she witnessed Donald Trump eat a piece of paper as his former personal attorney Michael Cohen was leaving the Oval Office.

In early 2017, Manigault Newman says she walked Michael Cohen, then Trump’s personal lawyer, into the Oval Office for a meeting with Trump — and saw the president chewing up a piece of paper while Cohen was leaving the office. Another White House official confirmed that Manigault Newman brought Cohen into the White House and was later rebuked for it. The two remain in contact, according to people familiar with the relationship.

“I saw him put a note in his mouth. Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive,” she writes in her book.

What was on that piece of paper that was so sensitive that Trump would eat it rather than deposit it in a waste bin? How very mafia-like of him. Of course, White House aides are scurrying around denying this account. What else are they gonna say?

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