"It is interesting that he is trying to silence me, and what is he trying to hide or be afraid of?" she said.
The revelations surrounding Omarosa Manigault Newman's new memoir, and the ensuing fallout, are underscoring a level of dysfunction many now see as just part of life under President Donald Trump. "She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok".
Omarosa may be able to play with Trump, but Ryan makes it clear that she won't be toyed with.
But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are nothing new, with the president himself once suggesting he secretly recorded fired FBI Director James Comey (who responded by saying: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes").
'Donald went back to Pecker and negotiated a deal for me.
Omarosa! I hear you mentioned me on Meet The Press.
A feud between the two has escalated as Mrs Newman promotes a new book that is very critical of him. In it, Manigault Newman describes the recorded conversation as being a conference call held on October 11, 2016.
The action, which the campaign said was filed in NY, comes amid a publicity tour by Manigault Newman to promote her book, Unhinged, which portrays Trump as bigoted and racist and questions his mental capacity.
Manigault Newman provided audio to NBC, which aired portions of her recording during the interview.More news: NASA to launch car-sized spacecraft Parker Solar Probe
Earlier, Trump called Manigault Newman a "dog" in an extraordinary attack.
"I can tell you that it's common in a lot of places for employees to sign NDAs including in government, particularly anyone with a security clearance", Sanders said. "Good work by General (John) Kelly for quickly firing that dog!", Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to his chief of staff.
The recording by the disgruntled 44-year-old, once an ardent Trump ally, represents another stunning breach of presidential trust.
His influence, having mentored her in Season One of "The Apprentice" and beyond, prevailed.
She accepted that initially she had dismissed the claims.
The campaign claims she violated a non-disclosure agreement.
Meanwhile, Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said on "Fox and Friends" Monday that Manigault Newman may have broken the law by recording private conversations inside the White House.
She said: "Taken as a whole, all of her style rebellions have served the same goal". No wonder they thought I " d bite at the apple a second time, ' she wrote. Trump was obsessed with leaks to the news media and repeatedly demanded that McGahn draft the agreement, the aides said.