Omarosa threatens reporter; Spicer denies ‘dossier’ claim

Posted by | February 15, 2017 08:35 | Filed under: Media/Show Business News Behaving Badly

Omarosa Manigault, an aide to Donald Trump who first came to pop culture fame as a “villain” contestant on Trump’s business game show The Apprentice, lived up to her reputation when she threatened a reporter in true “big brother” fashion

… and said that the Trump administration has “dossiers” on some reporters.

The argument — which escalated to a point that Secret Service needed to get involved, according to The Washington Post – was a result of accusations that the reporter, American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April D. Ryan, was “manipulated” by the Hillary Clinton campaign. According to Ryan, Manigault “stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan said. “I said, ‘You better back up.’ . . . She thought I would be bullied. I won’t be.”

Post reporter Abby Phillip, who was near the argument, said the law enforcement intervention was requested by Ryan, who felt Manigault’s “behavior was so threatening.”

Per the Post:

During their altercation, Ryan said Manigault told her that she was among several African American journalists who were the subject of White House “dossiers.” Manigault has previously said that Trump is keeping “a list” of opponents, though at the time she was referring to Republicans who voted against Trump.

The Post asked the White House for comment, but the administration did not respond.

If only there were some person — preferably in the Trump administration — who could have warned us that the White House was compiling an enemies list. Thankfully that someone is Omarosa, who said right after Donald Trump was elected: “It’s so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get in to the White House, we know where we stand.”

Sean Spicer denied Omarosa’s claim:

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said the administration is not keeping “dossiers” on specific reporters, following a report that said a staffer mentioned dossiers during a dustup with a White House correspondent.

“That is absolutely not true. There are no dossiers being kept,” Spicer said during his daily press briefing.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

13 responses to Omarosa threatens reporter; Spicer denies ‘dossier’ claim

  1. mea_mark February 15th, 2017 at 09:11

    I wonder how long they will lie with impunity thinking we are buying into their bs?

    • Larry Schmitt February 15th, 2017 at 09:22

      As long as they can get away with it. Until congress finally decides enough is enough, and they start some kind of hearings. I hear some individual congressman talking, but I don’t see anything happening.

      • StoneyCurtisll February 15th, 2017 at 13:53

        I’m not gonna hold my breath…..

  2. bpollen February 15th, 2017 at 10:17

    With Spicer’s track record, we can be sure there are dossiers.

    • Larry Schmitt February 15th, 2017 at 10:19

      I wonder if they’re anything like Mitt’s “binders full of women.”

      • bpollen February 15th, 2017 at 10:22

        Probably a binder of post-it notes with names and Trump Quotes – “bad hombre,” “lying media,” “sad.”

    • Suzanne McFly February 15th, 2017 at 17:42

      Absolutely, who really believes that rump can move on when he finds out someone didn’t support him?

  3. William February 15th, 2017 at 10:31

    “Omarosa Manigault, an aide to Donald Trump who first came to pop culture fame as a “villain” contestant on Trump’s business game show The Apprentice”….
    A slightly better resume than the secretary of education.

  4. William February 15th, 2017 at 11:35

    It took less than a month for this so called administration to completely decay, decompose and disintegrate.

    • Obewon February 15th, 2017 at 23:44

      And Donnies TV and campaign sidekick Omarosa is a far to used, empty flamethrower maintaining the Trump Admins zero credibility.

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