Trump counsel: Aide sued for $10M wants ‘free publicity’
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A lawyer to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE on Wednesday accused the former aide Trump is suing for $10 million of seeking fame at Trump's expense by making the issue public.

Reports emerged earlier Wednesday Trump is seeking $10 million in damages against former aide Sam Nunberg for violating a nondisclosure agreement.

“As is standard practice for all businesses, organizations and other entities dealing with proprietary information, Mr. Trump requires employees to sign and adhere to strict confidentiality agreements,” Trump counsel Alan Garten said in a statement Wednesday. “When the agreements are not adhered to, he will enforce them to the full extent of the law, and Mr. Trump’s litigation track record on such matters is outstanding."

“With regard to Mr. [Sam] Nunberg, this agreement specifically calls for arbitration, and Mr. Nunberg is simply looking for free publicity using categorically false claims.”


Nunberg, a former senior campaign consultant who was fired last year, is accused of leaking confidential information to reporters.

Nunberg said in in court papers that Trump accused him of becoming a source for a New York Post story in May.

The article in question, Nunberg said, detailed a public quarrel between Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

Nunberg said he was not the article’s source, noting in court documents the fight was part of an “apparent affair” Trump wanted to cover up.

“Mr. Trump’s actions in starting a $10 million arbitration, seeking to silence Mr. Nunberg and have the proceedings sealed, are a cautionary tale of what the American people face if Mr. Trump is elected president,” said Andrew Miltenberg, Nunberg’s attorney.

Nunberg filed the court documents to block private arbitration proceedings that Trump initiated last May.

Trump’s campaign fired Nunberg last August for reportedly writing racially insensitive Facebook posts in 2007 and 2008.

Nunberg then claimed in December that Trump's White House bid was ultimately doomed before the businessman became the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.