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Trump 2016 Campaign NDA Settlement Can’t Be Kept Secret, Judge Says

  • Ex-staffer reached a deal in nondisclosure agreement fight
  • Campaign must reveal monetary sum of settlement, judge rules
Donald Trump in New York in July 2016.

Donald Trump in New York in July 2016.

Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg 

Former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign must disclose the amount of money it would pay to settle a long-running court fight with a former staffer over its nondisclosure agreements, if it wants to go ahead with the deal, a judge ruled.

Lawyers for the Trump campaign and Jessica Denson reached a deal earlier this month to end the former worker’s challenge to the validity of agreements that staffers, volunteers, and contractors had to sign to work on Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.