Trump Demanded Nondisclosure Pacts So Staffers Can Never Spill

President Trump required his White House staff members to sign nondisclosure agreements during the early months of his presidency

Trump Had Senior WH Staff Sign NDAs, WaPo Deputy Editorial Page Editor Says

The White House has yet to comment on the report. Trump may not know that, but those who signed the agreements likely do and that's why they signed them, knowing it was just to appease the toddler king and shut him up.

In March 2016, Trump went on record as favoring NDAs for a president's staff.

As Ben Wizner of the ACLU said in a statement, "Public employees can't be gagged by private agreements".

Trump staffers in the White House have been required to sign nondisclosure agreements, aiming to prevent them from talking about his presidency for years after it ends, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. At one point, Costa raised the subject of the nondisclosure agreements for employees of which the candidate was so fond.

Trump, already infuriated by White House leaks, asked his staff to sign the document, vowing they wouldn't reveal confidential information, according to a Washington Post column.

I see this move as an attempt to strengthen Trump's legal team, although diGenova is not expected to take a lead role. But the agreement White House staffers signed reportedly extends beyond Trump's time in the Oval Office.

White House aides have First Amendment Rights when it comes to their employer - which is the federal government.

According to a draft agreement Marcus said she viewed, violators could face $10 million penalties for each unauthorized release of "confidential information" - and the agreement applied not only to their White House tenures but "all times thereafter". And people would say, oh, that's bad, you're taking away his right to free speech.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Liddell will serve under Chief of Staff John Kelly and will work with Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Joe Hagin.

The document: "I understand that the United States Government or, upon completion of the term (s) of Mr. Donald J. Trump, an authorized representative of Mr. Trump, may seek any remedy available to enforce this Agreement including, but not limited to, application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of information in breach of this Agreement".

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