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

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

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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

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10 Comments

  1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 13, 2016

    A non-disclosure agreement not to speak ill of Trump? Shades of the Glorious Leader in N. Korea.

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    1. Joan July 14, 2016

      He was insisting previously that Volunteer campaign workers also sign a non disclosure agreement. For those not paid by Trump or the RNC it is doubtful such an agreement would be legally enforceable – lack of consideration invalidates a contract.

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  3. Dominick Vila July 14, 2016

    I am willing to bet that every Third World dictator is taking notes and learning how to guarantee obedience and silence from the Grand Ayatollah of suppression: Donald Trump. So much for the Constitution and the First Amendment…

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 14, 2016

      The Grand Ayatollah of suppression—-what an accurate description!! I hope professionals in mental health sciences are jotting all all of this down for a comprehensive and objective evaluation of Trump’s illness to be posted in major journals.

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  4. plc97477 July 14, 2016

    President drumpf is going to have to raise taxes to cover his lawsuits and fines,

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    1. neeceoooo July 14, 2016

      His lawsuits, fines and don’t forget his lavish lifestyle that he is entitled to because he is the donald.

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  5. ivory69690@yahoo.com July 14, 2016

    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 ///so with this it would make any one part of a crime (if DONNY DUMP was to have committed 1 or any crimes ) wouldn’t one think the LAW would have rules against this kind of stuff ?

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  6. ivory69690@yahoo.com July 14, 2016

    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.”/// and with this im sure the different country’s of the world will all have hit-men contracts on DONNY DUMP because him in the house only means he gets a bigger place to screw money out of (THE WORLD )

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