Video shows AP reporter shoved by guard at EPA headquarters


February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security camera footage released Tuesday undermines Trump administration claims that a reporter for The Associated Press tried to force her way into the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to cover a summit last year on drinking water contaminants.

Video obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request shows a security guard grab AP reporter Ellen Knickmeyer by the shoulders on May 22 and shove her out of the agency's lobby.

Then-EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox subsequently claimed Knickmeyer was removed after she "proceeded to push through the security entrance," bu...

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