Omarosa Manigault, the former Apprentice star turned White House communications official threatened American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan last week insisting Donald Trump officials have “dossiers” of incriminating information on her and other journalists, the Washington Post reports.
The encounter reportedly occurred just outside the West Wing last Wednesday, near White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s office. The crux of the argument was over an email Manigualt sent to Ryan last October, demanding to known whether the journalist was paid by former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Pointing to a story published by the Intercept that suggested Ryan was among the reporters Clinton’s campaign hoped to influence, Manigault wrote, “This story suggests that as a reporter, you are (or were) a paid Clinton surrogate.”
“I pray this is not true!” Manigault added. “This could be hurtful to your legacy and the integrity of your work.”
In a separate email, Manigault urged Ryan to “Protect your legacy!!”
“You have worked too hard to have people question your ethics as a journalist,” she wrote. People talking trash about the reporters on that list having NO integrity. It’s hurtful to hear people say those things about you.”
Ryan vigorously denied Manigault’s charge, insisting the former Apprentice…