But the use of such agreements is seen as highly unusual by experts outside Trump'sWhite House.
Barron's mother also raised eyebrows by sporting a bright pink "pussy bow" blouse to the presidential debate just after the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape leaked where Donald was gloating about grabbing women's private parts. The book's grand failure is that she so clearly isn't, steeped as she is in a political-media climate where a story is only as good as its soundbites, only as significant as those implicated by them.
But while Trump's move from Democratic donor and NY libertine to über-conservative GOP cult leader took years to execute, Manigault Newman's evolution feels like it's happening in real time.
She probably led with the n-word allegation because that was her most damaging shot against Trump himself, but she could still have dozens of recordings that would damage other White House insiders. In many ways, two former senior administration officials pointed out, what Omarosa is doing now is pure Trump.
Mr. Trump appeared to respond shortly after Omarosa's appearance on CBS, tweeting, "When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn't work out". The official declined to specify what specific legal steps were being considered. On the TODAY show, Guthrie played a recording of Manigault-Newman from the day after her firing, where, on ABC, she said Trump is not a racist, and that she "would never sit or work for someone who [she] believed to be a racist".
In February, she appeared on CBS's reality show, "Celebrity Big Brother", where she made ominous claims about the Trump administration, such as "it's bad" and "we're not OK".
"He knew that John Kelly was going to take me into the 'Situation Room, ' and lock me in there, threaten me, and say that things were going to get ugly for me, and there would be damage to my reputation", Newman said of Donald Trump.
The fact that the Situation Room is supposed to be extremely classified. However, the practice operates on the honor system and advisers are not searched before entering.
"I didn't discover it until the fall of the campaign in 2016, when a producer, Bill Pruitt, came out and he tweeted that Donald Trump had said some very terrible things".
According to the network, federal election filings show a number of former Trump aides have received monthly payments of around $15,000. The constitutionality of such an agreement is also suspect, but no known legal challenge has ever been made.
But then again, maybe that is why his campaign team got her to sign a confidentiality agreement in the first place.
It's not clear what agreement Trump was referring to.
The official, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, told DailyMail.com that other campaign aides who are mentioned in Manigault-Newman's memoir, on sale Tuesday, also have initiated discussions with the campaign about filing defamation lawsuits of their own.
In her statement, Patton denied that she had participated "in a conference call with Katrina Pierson advising me, Jason Miller and Omarosa Manigault-Newman that Frank Luntz had heard President Donald J. Trump use a derogatory racial term". "I never expected him to lie to the country". "She gladly, spitefully, wrecked her husband's directives to make him look foolish".
She was sacked from office for allegedly treating the White House executive vehicle service "like a personal uber".
In her new book, Unhinged, she writes: "Taken as a whole, all of her style rebellions have served the same goal".
Though the administration's NDAs are likely unenforceable, they represent an intimidation tactic to silence government employees even after they have left the White House.