Trump had top aides sign NDA forbidding them from writing about him, now planning to sue Omarosa.

By | 2018-08-15T05:20:27+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

The very definition of a control freak.

Courtesy of Politico:

Long before Omarosa Manigault Newman lodged explosive claims against her former boss, President Donald Trump’s White House foresaw the potential problems with ex-staffers’ tell-all books.

Embedded in the White House’s two-page non-disclosure agreement was a seemingly innocuous clause that prohibited top aides from disclosing confidential information in any form including books, without the express permission of the president, according to a former administration official and an official familiar with the document.

And if aides violated those terms, the non-disclosure agreement stipulated they would have to forfeit to the U.S. government any royalties, advances or book earnings. It’s not unusual for former administration officials to negotiate with the White House over the anecdotes and insider details of their books. But the terms of the White House’s NDA — and even the decision to compel government officials sign an NDA at all — are unprecedented.

NDAs are not typically used for federal government workers including White House officials because presumably they are supposed to serve the public and the institution of the president, not any one particular person.

The White House required all of its political appointees to sign this broad-ranging agreement as a condition of employment, a move mostly championed by the president who has leaned on these agreements dating back to his days running the Trump Organization, according to interviews with eight current and former administration officials and people close to the White House.

But Manigault Newman says she refused to sign it.

Okay, well clearly Trump thinks she signed one of these NDAs because now he wants to sue her. 

I actually don’t think that Trump wants to pursue litigation on this. 

I mean clearly Omarosa has more tapes that she is planning to release, and if he tries to take her to court it is a guarantee that all of those will be played on cable news.

Not only that but through discovery Omarosa’s attorneys will certainly get access to the list of other people who have also signed NDAs, and what exactly they demanded. 

It is also quite likely that Omarosa’s attorneys will want to depose Donald Trump and will likely try to get their hands on those Apprentice tapes, to confirm that their client is telling the truth. 

Yeah, a lawsuit would be a terrible idea, but I certainly hope they go for it. 

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11 Comments

  1. anon August 14, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/omarosa-drops-bombshell-claim-msnbc-trump-knew-clintons-stolen-emails-wikileaks/

    ““You were instructed according to the book to bring up the emails at every point you could at the end of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s emails,” Tur noted. “Did Donald Trump know about the emails before they came out?”

    “Absolutely,” Manigualt-Newman replied.

    “He knew about them before Wikileaks released them?” Tur followed up, to confirm.

    “Yes,” she replied again.

    “You are saying that he had a back channel?” Tur asked.

    “You said that, I didn’t,” she answered. “I will expose the corruption in the White House and I will continue to blow the whistle about it.””

  2. anonymous August 14, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

    On Omarosa’s interview with Judy Woodruff (PBS NewsHour) yesterday, she said she did sign an NDA with the *Campaign* but that she refused to sign the one for the Whitehouse job. The tweet above refers to the one with the Campaign.

    Here is a link to the relevant part of the interview:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDjd5rkzWFM

  3. Anon August 14, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/14/omarosa-says-trump-knew-about-russian-hacked-clinton-emails-before-they-were-leaked.html

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/donald-trump-michael-cohen-feud-omarosa-manigault

    “CYA ““Cover Your Ass. That’s why people are recording.” It’s an acronym that rings especially true when it comes to the famously mercurial boss. “People are taping him first, because he always talked about taping people himself,” one person in his orbit told me on Monday. “And second, it’s because of his erratic behavior and his inability to tell the truth. He changes his mind after the fact. He commits to doing something, only to have him question you after you do it,””
    “There are many things that I’d like to say that are embarrassing to him. Eating paper is not one of them. We’re just getting stupid. Let the facts be the facts.””

  4. angela August 14, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    It only makes sense that another contestant from Trump’s hellish
    game show would be the one to finally drive him beyond the bend.

  5. anonymous August 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    1. Trump Knew About Clinton’s Emails Before Wikileaks Released Them
    2. Trump Has Derogatory Nicknames for Everyone
    3. Trump Only Kept Hope Hicks on Staff for Her Looks
    4. John Kelly Is Responsible for Horrific Puerto Rico Response

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/4-craziest-allegations-omarosas-new-msnbc-interview/

    • Beaglemom August 15, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

      In reality Don the Con is the person “responsible” for the horrific response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. As Truman pointed out a long time ago, “the buck stops” at the Oval Office desk.

  6. Patricia August 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    See, the thing is this, when people go to work in the White House, they are NOT employees of the President, they are OUR employees, as Public Servants.
    Trump can make them sign NDA’s, but they are not enforceable.

    • Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      Yep, they are federal employees, not trump employees.

      He thinks he is still running a private corporation.

  7. Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    New Poll Sends Republicans Reeling As Voters Don’t Like Trump by A Nearly 2-1 Margin

    …Americans do not like Donald Trump. No one but the hardcore Republican base likes President Trump, and this is not good news for Republicans who have been defending and enabling him no matter what he does or says.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/14/new-poll-sends-republicans-reeling-as-voters-dont-like-trump-by-a-nearly-2-1-margin.html

  8. Anonymous August 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Good luck with that. For the time she worked in the White House that NDA is void.

    After she was fired they offered her $15,000 a month to work on the 2020 campaign as long as she signed another NDA. She told them to shove it.

    Man, I am so enjoying this. But it won’t prevent Bitch from confirming Kavanaugh. Four weeks and he’s a SCOTUS for life.

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