White House: Leaking Trump's briefing notes for his Putin call is 'fireable'

Frederick Owens
March 22, 2018

Top officials in the Trump campaign signed similar agreements, but legal experts questioned whether such an agreement would be legal for a high-ranking government employee, given constitutional free-speech protections.

Of course, Marcus' goal appears to be to advance the liberal narrative that "this is no ordinary White House" ... and that he must have plenty to hide. 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. Both Ivanka Trump, who became a federal employee in late March, and Jason Greenblatt, the former lawyer for the Trump Organization, supported having employees sign nondisclosure agreements, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

The White House press officer dodged from a direct answer to the question about the presidential election in Russian Federation.

To which Trump replied, "I think they should.?.?". 'I can tell you that the report was completely false'.

After aides leaked embarrassing details of Trump's shock decision to call Putin and congratulate him on re-election, the USA president blamed the media for the furor and insisted Moscow can be a solid partner.

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"This is insane", said attorney Debra Katz, who has represented numerous government whistleblowers and negotiated nondisclosure agreements.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday: "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate". In any White House the president decides what is fireable.

The document: "I understand that the United States Government or, upon completion of the term (s) of Mr. Donald J. Trump, an authorized representative of Mr. Trump, may seek any remedy available to enforce this Agreement including, but not limited to, application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of information in breach of this Agreement".

Ordinarily I would insert a response from the White House, but this is no ordinary White House: It dealt with my numerous requests for comment, to the press office and the counsel's office, with complete silence. "If he's doing business with you or working with you in some way, he's going to congratulate you".

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