Sims Sues Trump For Allegedly Approving Campaign's NDA Claim Against Him

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Cliff Sims, a former White House staffer who wrote a tell-all book, is suing President Donald Trump to stop him from "silencing" Sims as he promotes his book.

Sims, who served as a Trump campaign staffer then as an adviser to Mr. Trump for 15 months in the White House, is asking the courts to not enforce any non-disclosure agreements and stop the president and his associates from further attempting to penalize him.

"A low level staffer that I hardly knew named Cliff Sims wrote yet another boring book based on made up stories and fiction", Trump tweeted on January 29.

"He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer", Trump said in the tweet.

But Sims did sign an NDA for his work on the Trump campaign.

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"Upon information and belief", the suit claims, "President Trump is directing, authorizing and/or otherwise approving substantive decisions of the Trump Campaign that are governmental in nature and for the purposes of concealing [Trump's] involvement in order to silence Mr. Sims in a manner that would otherwise be unavailable under existing First Amendment case law". A Trump campaign spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. "He is a mess!"

The Trump re-election campaign filed a private arbitration suit against Sims on January 31 over his book allegedly violating a non-disclosure agreement he signed upon joining the 2016 presidential bid. In the following days, the Trump campaign announced that it had begun arbitration proceedings against Sims.

Sims says in the suit that he doesn't recall whether he signed a White House NDA, though, regardless, such NDAs are widely seen as unenforceable.

Sims signed an NDA during his time working for the Trump campaign but does not know whether he signed an additional White House agreement regarding "confidential" information, according to the lawsuit, which states that Sims is operating under the assumption that he did sign such a document.

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