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Former Trump Aide Alleges He Ghost Wrote Candidate’s Tweets Since 2011

News broke Wednesday that Donald Trump was suing former campaign advisor Sam Nunberg over Nunberg’s alleged breaching of a non-disclosure agreement: Trump was apparently furious about Nunberg’s alleged role in leaking the details of an illicit affair between Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks to the media.

Trump filed the suit two days before announcing his vice president, and five days before his party’s national convention — perhaps not the wisest timing.

That’s because filling the suit gave Nunberg a chance to respond in writing. And he did.

In an affidavit filed with the New York Supreme Court, Nunberg — whom Trump fired after, Nunberg says, Corey Lewandowski leaked his racist Facebook posts to the media — alleges that he came to know Trump through Drake Ventures, a communications consulting firm, in June 2011, and that he “ghost wrote many of Mr. Trump’s political tweets during the period in which his followers increased from 500,000+ to over 6,000,000”.

The affidavit does not mince words about erstwhile Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Nunberg says Lewandowski “ingratiated himself to Mr. Trump by being a sycophantic ‘Yes Man.'”

Nunberg is, obviously, quite a disgruntled ex-employee, and a frivolous $10 million lawsuit didn’t help. Trump is known for his use of restrictive non-disclosure agreements and secret arbitration proceedings to keep details about his campaign, business, and personal life extremely close to the chest. Ex-employees who breach his trust are ostracized and attacked.

Corey Lewandowski, now a paid analyst for CNN, announced in his first interview as an employee of that network that he had signed an non-disclosure agreement with Trump, and that he would not reveal the restrictions the agreement placed on his on-air analysis.

Three weeks later, CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo announced on air that Lewandowski was still receiving severance pay from the Trump campaign.

 

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Trump Sues Former Campaign Consultant For Leaking Details About Senior Staffer Affair

Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from Sam Nunberg, a former senior consultant to his campaign, for reportedly leaking details about an affair between two campaign staff to the media, according to The Associated Press.

In a court filing obtained by AP, Nunberg claims that Trump is trying to silence him “in a misguided attempt to cover up media coverage of an apparent affair” between senior staff. Nunberg’s filing pointed to “a New York Post story about a public quarrel between the staffers published last month.”

The Post story is most likely one published in May detailing an argument between Trump’s press secretary, Hope Hicks, and his then-outgoing campaign manager — now a paid analyst for CNN — Corey Lewandowksi.

The Post‘s Emily Smith reported at the time that “sources insist the street showdown was about how to handle the announcement that seasoned political operative Paul Manafort would be taking an even larger role in Trump’s campaign, and how Lewandowski’s role would be defined going forward.”

Lewandowski would eventually be fired.

Trump’s suit against Nunberg underscores his commitment to absolute loyalty and secrecy: Employees on the Trump campaign are forced to sign non-disclosure agreements which apparently also prohibit speaking too critically about Trump in public  — a conflict of interest for Lewandowski, who is now effectively a paid propaganda organ on a major cable network. Lewandowski is also reportedly still receiving severance pay from the Trump campaign.

The Guardian is reporting that an attorney for Nunberg told the press that “Mr. Trump’s actions in starting a $10 million arbitration, seeking to silence Mr. Nunberg and have the proceedings sealed, are a cautionary tale of what the American people face if Mr. Trump is elected president.”

Photo: Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, exits following a meeting of Trump’s national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, U.S. on June 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo