US District Judge Rules Against Trump Campaign In NDA Case

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No one goes to greater lengths to hide evidence than the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup, Donald Trump. From his earliest days in politics, Trump has sought to keep the public from knowing anything he didn’t want them to know about him, including by making campaign staffers sign legal non-disclosure agreements to prevent them from speaking about him or his campaign in public. After a long court battle to challenge the validity of her NDA, Jessica Denson has been offered a settlement, and a judge ruled on Monday that the details of that settlement cannot be kept quiet.

US District Judge Paul Gardephe denied requests to keep the details of the settlement, including details about the monetary payout involved, saying that the parties had not shown that the details should be kept secret considering the public’s right to information in court proceedings. They now have until February 3 to inform the judge of their next intended steps in the settlement process.

According to Bloomberg Politics:

‘Under the settlement, the campaign agreed it would not enforce the nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements going forward, and there was a financial component as well. Denson was set to receive an incentive fee for pursuing the case for years, and the campaign also would pay her lawyers’ fees. Those amounts were redacted in documents filed in court a few weeks ago.’

Since the settlement largely hinged on the ability to keep the amount a secret, something Trump’s lawyers argued would complicate settlements of a similar nature in future campaigns, it is unknown at this time whether the judge’s ruling will take the settlement agreement off the table.

Twitter had some quick thoughts about the news of the Trump campaign’s most recent loss in court. Read some of their comments below:

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