Jay Goldberg, a longtime adviser and former lawyer for Donald Trump, explained on Wednesday that the president’s non-disclosure agreement with adult film star Stephanie Clifford — who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels — was invalid if he failed to sign it.
Clifford’s attorney announced on Tuesday that his client was suing Trump because he failed to sign a non-disclosure agreement that offered her $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the former reality star.
The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday gave former Trump attorney Goldberg a chance to shoot down the lawsuit, but he surprised them with an answer that was ominous for the president.
“It’s true,” Goldberg said. “An agreement, you need the signature of both parties. And if there’s no signature by him, it’s not valid.”
“Non-disclosure agreements are looked at with skepticism,” he continued. “Because it impairs negatively on the right of free speech.”
“Okay, alright,” Fox News host Steve Doocy replied, sounding stunned with disappointment.
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He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.
During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.
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During a panel discussion on CNN Sunday, CNN's Ryan Lizza opened by saying that Johnson is in a tight spot as he's trying to negotiate Brexit while serving as an international leader to the G-7. Johnson also needs to negotiate a trade deal with Trump, but he clearly is going about it in the worst possible way.
Trump allies acquiring ‘dirt’ on journalists to take them down during the 2020 election
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The information was revealed Sunday using information disclosed by associates of conservative Arthur Schwartz, who is spearheading the project. Schwartz is an adviser to Donald Trump Jr. and previously worked with Steve Bannon.