Sep 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump loses NDA case against Omarosa Manigault Newman

Donald Trump holds an African American History Month listening session attended by Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault (

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Former President Trump has lost an effort to enforce a nondisclosure agreement against former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman over her tell-all book about serving in his administration.

State of play: The arbitrator, Andrew Brown, wrote in a decision that the definition of what comment was protected by the NDA was "vague and unenforceable" and therefore "invalid under New York contract law."

Flashback: In 2018, the Trump campaign filed an action against Manigault Newman saying she breached her NDA by releasing multiple secret recordings of Trump officials.

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