On Sunday, the White House issued a scathing statement rebuking former staffer Omarosa Manigault‘s release of an audio tape of her being fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the White House Situation Room.

“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room shows a blatant disregard for our national security — and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled White House employee,” the statement , attributable to Sarah Sanders, read.

Earlier today, Manigault appeared on Meet the Press where she released audio of her firing.

She also told Todd that she released the tape to correct the “false” story about her and stressed, “I protected myself because this is a White House where everybody lies.”

She added: “You have to have your own back.”

Speaking to TMZ earlier today, White House press secretary Sanders was asked if Manigault should be prosecuted for her actions. She declined to answer.

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