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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.

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.

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“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.”

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.

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“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.'”

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.

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“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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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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