Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday contradicted President Donald Trump’s denial of a report saying he uses his personal iPhone for calls and that the conversations have been bugged by Russian and Chinese intelligence.
New York Times reporters Matthew Rosenberg and Maggie Haberman on Thursday published a story stating that American intelligence reports indicate that Russian and Chinese spies often eavesdrop on his iPhone calls and get insights on how to influence him.
Trump’s aides repeatedly tell him his personal calls are not secure and to use the White House landline, but the president has refused to stop using his iPhones, the report states. Trump went off on the Times on Twitter on Thursday morning.
The New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones. Except that I rarely use a cellphone, & when I do it’s government authorized. I like Hard Lines. Just more made up Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
Clearly #45 memory is fading fast… He ALWAYS used his personal iPhone in WH for calls even after being told over and over again about the security risk. He disliked his secure gov issued cell- he said it was slow and “buggy” pic.twitter.com/k3ZruFWGzS
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) October 25, 2018