Formal White House staff Cliff Sims is bringing the suit against President Donald Trump in his official capacity as president and is seeking an injunction against the nondisclosure agreement had him agree to when he worked at the White House. Sims ‘book, “Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House.” Which was released in January gives an account of unruly White House.
Trump’s reaction to the book was so critical that he tweeted, “A low level staffer that I hardly knew named Cliff Sims wrote yet another boring book based on made up stories and fiction. He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer. He signed a nondisclosure agreement. He is a mess!” Mark Zaid Sims’s lawyer argues in the lawsuit, “The U.S. Government is intentionally and unconstitutionally engaging in a subterfuge effort to use a private entity, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., to do its bidding to silence Mr. Sims when it is really the intense powers of the Presidency coming down upon a sole individual.”
The lawsuit demands a court ruling that President Trump “”may not enforce, whether directly or through non-U.S. Government cut outs, any nondisclosure agreements that seek to unconstitutionally infringe upon his First Amendment rights.” This action seeks to permanently enjoin the Defendant from silencing Mr. Sims with respect any information he learned during his tenure as federal employee, and any legal rights and protections there from that may necessarily flow,” as stated by the court documents.