Now here she used the tape properly to spring a trap. She first released an excerpt from her book which purported to be a verbatim account of a telephone conversation in which she and some White House staffers discussed how to spin Trump’s use of the n-word. The staffers then denied that the conversation took place and called Omarosa a liar and a fiction writer. She THEN released the tape.
If I had been one of the staffers, I would have been circumspect about denying the book’s version, since the conversation was presented in quotation marks rather than as a paraphrase. If I saw that, I’d guess that she might be transcribing.
On the other hand …
There is still, to my knowledge, no concrete evidence that Trump used the word. There are simply conversations among the staff of how to spin it, based on a rumor that Trump had said it on tape. So far, no such tape has been produced, and nobody specific (excepting Omarosa) has come forward with a claim to have actually heard the putative tape. The rumors have all been based on a second- or third-hand account.