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'No specific plans' for Trump-Putin meet: White House

'No specific plans' for Trump-Putin meet: White House

Act, comes after a report that President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough IL primary fight MORE required senior White House staffers to sign nondisclosure agreements promising not to share confidential information at the risk of penalty.

A draft of the agreement indicated it would seek to penalize staffers $10 million for sharing confidential information, with the money going to the federal government.

Back in 2016, during an interview with Robert Costa and Bob Woodward, Trump expressed his fondness towards nondisclosure agreements for employees.

One thing you probably don't need to worry about is your favorite Trump administration personality finding that they owe the federal government tens of millions of dollars. "What we do know is that Putin has been elected in their country", she said when asked if Trump believed Russia's recent vote was fair and free. Therefore it is simultaneously galling and non-at-all surprising that Trump may have pressured senior White House staffers into signing NDAs, though they are members of the federal government, not his personal employees. And people would say, oh, that's awful, you're taking away his right to free speech.

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One White House employee who was forced to sign the agreement said it was similar to the ones those signed during Trump's presidential election campaign. "It is meant to survive that".

According to the Washington Post, which reported that it had obtained a draft copy of an NDA prepared for White House staffers, the contracts bind signatories into silence beyond the end of a Trump presidency-"at all times thereafter"-and expose those who break them to damages".

Unlike employees of private enterprises such as the Trump Organization or Trump campaign, White House aides have First Amendment rights when it comes to their employer, the federal government.

Trump Derangement Syndrome runs so strong in the national media that rehashing old news is fair game to disparage President Donald Trump.


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