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Omarosa ‘Intimidated’ White House Reporter, Mentioned Dossier on Her

White House communications official Omarosa Manigault reportedly engaged in a heated argument with White House reporter April Ryan, during which Ryan claims the former reality-TV villain “physically intimidated” her. Ryan is a veteran White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks. During the exchange, Ryan says Manigault made a series of verbal threats—among them, she reportedly said Ryan was among other journalists on whom Trump officials collected “dossiers” of negative information. Manigault’s only response to the accusations came in the form of an emailed statement: “My comment: Fake news!” She did not further elaborate, according to The Washington Post. Several officials from the White House and press corps witnessed parts of the West Wing argument outside press secretary Sean Spicer’s office. “She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan said in an interview. “I said, ‘You better back up.’... She thought I would be bullied. I won’t be.”