President Donald Trump’s campaign is taking former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman to court, alleging she knowingly breached a legal secrecy agreement.
“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign,” a Trump campaign aide told Fox News on Tuesday.
The move by Trump’s campaign comes on the heels of Omarosa’s tell-all book release on Tuesday, which detailed her time working at the White House and with the 2016 campaign.
In her new book, and during interviews this past week, Omarosa has publicly trashed the president and his administration.
She wrote in her book that after being fired from the White House in December 2017 was asked to sign a new confidentiality agreement and refused.
Omarosa has acknowledged though that she signed a confidentiality agreement with the campaign in 2016.
Trump confirmed that information with a tweet on Monday stating, “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!”
Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
According to The Washington Examiner, Omarosa was given an agreement that required her to keep information about Trump, his family, and his companies confidential. She was never to “disparage” the Trump family “during the term of your service and at all time thereafter.”
A Trump campaign aide speaking to The Washington Examiner explained, “President Trump is well known for giving people opportunities to advance in their careers and lives over the decades, but wrong is wrong, and a direct violation of an agreement must be addressed and the violator must be held accountable,” added the official.
It seems the Trump administration will hold Omarosa accountable for the apparent violation of her 2016 nondisclosure.
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She has 14 days to respond to the Trump campaign’s arbitration — and we predict, Trump will come out on top.
–The Horn editorial team