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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    To be clear, this isn't an argument that is Trump specific. Contract law is contract law. NDAs are pretty cut and dry. The agreement says it carries on after she is done on the campaign. That is how NDAs are written. You got paid for doing a job, you were required to sign an NDA as part of the consideration in obtaining that job, and you continue to keep your mouth shut after the job, or else you subject yourself to penalty. Now, perhaps she has some whistleblower protections while a government employee that would protect her from prosecution if she saw something illegal (that assumes she had anything criminal to whistle about....which she apparently does not). But putting that aside, the NDA is quite clear in saying that it survives the term of her participation in the campaign and she can't simply bad mouth Trump. It's a civil issue. It says "you do x, penalties y and z apply and you pay up". No one is going to jail, but she might get bankrupted in the process. If she does, that's her reward for being an idiot and not understanding what she signed (or thinking it had no force and effect). There appears to be a misunderstanding about the whole thing. Trump is taking her to arbitration for civil penalties under a civil agreement. No one is saying her first amendment rights are restricted in any other way or that the government is trying to sue her or infringe on her whistleblower rights (should those in fact have any force whatsoever, which it appears they do not). Bottom line, she's just a fricken idiot if she violates an NDA.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    She wasn't a government employee when she signed it. The NDA was a prereq for her getting the job. There was consideration paid to her in exchange for her agreement to sign it. They most certainly can go after under it. To act like it's meaningless just because she went into government after is BS. Contract law is contract law. And by the way, if she thinks something was illegal going on in the administration (which is news to me, considering she's out there talking about the N word), there are other avenues she should have pursued that without disclosing it publicly. She choice to violate a legal document she signed.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    the last I heard, there were 30 white nationalists in DC last weekend that did nothing but walk around. It was antifa that attacked the NBC crew that NBC chose not to cover. Again, a racist doesn't put blacks in positions of power. A racist doesn't pardon them, which he has done. This is just the latest pathetic attempt before an election from a side that literally has nothing else to offer.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    The NDA says it continues in force after she leaves the campaign. No different than any other NDA signed thousands of times in private transactions all around the country. She accepted payment for the job and the NDA was a condition of the employment. Any non-politicized arbitrator looking at this is going to see a civil contract that's been violated. The fact is, she has civil penalty exposure here up the ying yang. And to clarify, this was not an NDA she signed to work at the white house. It's a civil agreement for her work on the campaign.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    nice try? you guys clearly just piled on a minority who doesn't support your view. You're only offended by affronts to minorities when those actions might have come from Trump.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Cheef, there's already other journalists saying that was attributed to them never happened and that they were never even consulted about it for her book. Geraldo is just consistent with what others are already saying. If you like cheap trashy novels, go buy the book.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I find it amusing that many of you are quick to jump on any minority who doesn't support your view. But if someone says someone says someone might have overheard Trump says something bad about a minority, there's **** to pay.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Why are we even having a racist discussion about the guy when he openly employs blacks, including omarossa, in his administration? This whole issue has nothing to do with the fact that she's black. It has everything to do with the fact that she was apparently disruptive and an opportunist, which was abundantly clear from the 10 minutes she talked to Savanah Guthrie on this issue the other day. If a tape exists wouldn't it have come out before the election? They literally tried everything else.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Private contracts are private contracts and are enforceable as such. She may think she has whistleblower protections (which she may or may not have, since much of what she has said already has either been debunked or she has been caught saying different things to different media outlets). The fact remains though, she signed that NDA as a private individual, not as a government employee. The government is not going after her on the NDA. The NDA survives her term with the campaign. It's no different than any other private NDA that thousands of people sign every day. She's exposed herself to significant potential penalties. Keep in mind, this is not going to court. It's going to arbitration, which is what the agreement calls for. It's fairly obvious that she is in violation of the agreement. An arbitrator isn't going to sit there being concerned with her rights as a government employee. If the arbitrator is doing his job, he's simply going to look at the contract and rule on whether she violated its terms. If he agrees she did, she's open to the monetary penalty called out in the agreement.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    The NDA is clear she is to say nothing disparaging at all...period. Doesn't matter if it's true or false. You say it, you violate the terms. It amazes me that people either don't understand these things or just don't read them. It couldn't be more clear. It was a condition of employment. She took payment from the campaign, she's obligated to live up to the agreement. As for her claims of racism....She was asked in an on camera interview the day after she was fired if she believed Trump was a racist. "absolutely not" was her response. Now she claims that she was threatened by the people who fired her and she had to say that for her own safety? ....a more accurate statement would be that now she says he's a racist because she is trying to sell books.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Since he's center/left, I would say it would be more likely that he would suck votes from the democrat, which more than one commentator has pointed out. I don't suspect it will be all that close, however.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Except she didn't sign it as a government employee. They are going after her for the NDA she signed when she accepted the position with his campaign organization in 2016. The NDA she signed then states that it survives her service to the campaign. Which, the last time I checked, includes the year 2018. As to why he hired her, I take him at his word that he was trying to give someone a chance. Sometimes people take the chance they are given and go on to do great things. Sometimes they flame out. Pretty clear we are watching the latter play out here. In the brief interview on the today show, it's painfully obvious why she was supposedly hated in the white house.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I see devout supposedly devout Christians do this every single day in business. It isn't about hurting anyone in the physical sense...it means he's going to win. And his record suggests he wins a lot.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    If 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry christmas.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Third party candidate will run there and suck votes from the democrat. Forget the name, but they have 10,000 signatures waiting for certification and only need 5,000.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    She signed the agreement. It's there in black and white. They are fully within their rights to take her to arbitration and assert she owes full damages as stipulated in the agreement, which it looks like they are going to do. It wouldn't shock me if she has no idea what she actually signed.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    It also happens to be a winning strategy. The reverse is also true, by the way...deal with him straight up and you'll get straight up back in return. But like I've said from day one, people **** with him at their own peril.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    To be clear, I offer the following with absolutely no disrespect to either of your personal family experiences with dementia, which is a terrible disease that we should wish on no one. Having said this..... Do you realize what you're saying? You're basically admitting the dems are being completely owned by a guy with dementia??? I mean, first they ran a candidate that "was the most qualified in history" that couldn't beat a guy with no political experience. Then they spied on Trump with multiple bad actors in our own government, falsified documents, enlisted the help of foreign actors, and when he won (among other things), threatened to kill his electors. And yet they still couldn't stop him. Yet now he must have "dementia", after he's created a blistering economy, has delivered tax cuts, is on his way to setting up the supreme court for decades, is letting the rest of the world blink first on trade, stomped ISIS, started peace with NK and is letting ICE actually do its job (among many other things). And the next act is to blow the entire russia thing out of the water spectacularly right in the faces of the dems before the midterms. And if you think that's some "conspiracy", just read his tweets and his executive orders. He's setting it all up and providing the road map. And he has been since day one. The one thing I have always kept in mind is what Trump once said in an interview: "if someone screws me, I screw them back in spades". There is a definition for all of that, but it's certainly not dementia....
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    I personally could care less about hollywood. Never been there and probably never will. I just thought it was funny that they had to deal with peal off stickers everywhere. Still much easier to clean up than say, someone taking a sledge hammer to a piece of pavement.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Things are not always as they seem.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Opinions on people can change. Black leaders don't typically stand up and publicly champion someone's efforts in the black community while secretly believing they are racist.
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    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Ah, the predictable nazi card from the left again. Slow news day.
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    2018 Michigan Gubernatorial Race

    From a governmental perspective. I still trust that the tigers stink.
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