Monday, October 04, 2021

Trump was really stupid to rely on NDAs

I hope the Amarosa arbitration decision does open the flood gates, but I never understood why the Trump Administration relied so much on non-disclosure agreements throughout their presidential term. Since 2016 there have been articles explaining that the unlike private companies, the federal government cannot enforce NDAs. I  blogged about the issue in 2016 and again in 2018. With all that discussion about how federal NDAs are not going to be enforced, why did Trump continue to depend on them to keep his secrets? Were people just afraid to tell him that one of his favorite tricks from the private sector wouldn't work?