Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle.
Manigault Newman believes that Kelly's firing shows a breach in ethics since he was caught on tape alluding to the fact that her reputation would be damaged if she didn't go away quietly.
But Trump was either unwilling or unable to resist getting into a high-profile spat with the former contestant who writes she considered him a mentor - though she now calls him a "racist" who is "unfit" to be president with a diminished mental capacity.
"You might like her, you might not, but to call her a DOG?" added King.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders argued that Trump's insults have nothing to do with race or gender.
Just how much she documented of her time in the White House is now of keen interest to her former colleagues and, perhaps, to special counsel Robert Mueller.
In a joint statement after Manigault Newman's appearance on CBS, Pierson and Patton said that "no one ever denied the existence of conversations about a reported "Apprentice" tape" and that they occurred because "Omarosa was obsessed with it".
Manigault Newman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Her book has plunged the White House and the President anew into crisis, pushing Trump to badmouth her on social media.
"As it relates to a nondisclosure agreement for government employees, and I'm not an attorney just to be clear, I don't know if they are valid whatsoever", Lewandowski said.
"The president of the United States is calling a woman of color a dog?". "If you could see one day of Donald Trump on that set, one full day, you'll realize, Oh my god, that's what's going on in the White House".
Lewandowski said he has never heard Mr. Trump use a racist slur, a point that has been questioned after Omarosa, in promoting her new book, claimed the president used a racial slur during a taping of "The Apprentice".
"I haven't been in every single room", she said.
In response to Omarosa's writing, Donald Trump has tweeted that she is a "dog" and a "crazed, crying lowlife".
To be honest, writing an entire book about the Trump administration sounds like a lot of oxygen given to the president, but exposing political truths can take a lot of necessary heavy breathing.
She declined Tuesday to answer questions about her recordings, which she has described as a "treasure trove", and the extent to which colleagues are secretly recording each other at the White House, again citing the arbitration action.