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‘This is freaking Nixonian’: White House reporter angry that Omarosa recorded heated exchange

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Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault, now a top adviser to President Donald Trump, claims to have a recording of her contentious exchange with a White House reporter.

April Ryan, a longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, said Manigault “physically intimidated” her and threatened to reveal damaging information about her and other journalists, reported the Washington Post.

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Ryan says the former “Apprentice” star angrily accused her of working for the Hillary Clinton campaign, based on an Intercept report suggesting the Democrat had hoped to influence some journalists.

“She stood right in my face like she was going to hit me,” Ryan told the Washington Post. “I said, ‘You better back up.'”

Manigault now says she recorded the incident and shared the evidence with some reporters — which has Ryan upset.

“I didn’t know she was taping it,” Ryan told the newspaper. “This is about her trying to smear my name. This is freaking Nixonian.”

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Manigault argued that the White House press staff routinely records interviews with reporters, which would be covered under the Washington, D.C., “one-party consent” law.

She said a White House colleague recorded the dispute.

“She came in hot,” Manigault said of Ryan, a former friend. “She came in with an attitude. For her to characterize me as the bully — I’m so glad we have this tape … because it’s ‘liar, liar, pants on fire.'”

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer denied the Trump White House kept dossiers on black journalists, as Ryan claims Manigualt told her.

Ryan claims the recording does not accurately depict the encounter.

“She wants to spin it like it’s a catfight, but she edited that tape,” Ryan said. “You don’t hear her screaming. This is about her smearing me.”

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Here’s how Trump could unleash a horrifying ‘era of authoritarianism’ in his second term

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What happens if President Donald Trump not only survives impeachment, but goes on to win a second term? It's a prospect that chills Democrats to the bone — and for good reason.

On Monday, Politico mapped out a detailed, hypothetical scenario in which Trump wins re-election — similar to their 2016 scenario of what would happen if Trump was elected in the first place — and some of the things that people could expect in the coming years. The result would be, as former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean put it, "an era of authoritarianism."

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GOP lawmakers in revolt against Trump and are avoiding using White House ‘toxic talking points’: WSJ

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Adding to Donald Trump's impeachment worries are reports that Republicans are putting distance between themselves and the embattled president.

According to the Wall Street Journal, support for the president among GOP lawmakers is waning in light of his phone call with the president of Ukraine -- which set in motion the House beginning an impeachment inquiry -- and then his decision to hold next year's G7 conference at one of his golf resorts -- a decision he later abandoned.

According to the Journal, "Mr. Trump’s support within his party will face fresh tests this week, as key witnesses from the State Department and Pentagon are expected to testify in closed hearings before a trio of House committees on the president’s dealings with Ukraine."

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BUSTED: Trump wrote a personal note to Giuliani Ukraine henchman that he claimed not to know

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President Donald Trump has claimed that he doesn't know Lev Parnas, the political operative who served as one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen in trying to get the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

However, an old Instagram post uncovered by the Wall Street Journal shows that Trump once actually wrote Parnas a personal note that lauded him for his friendship.

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