The Democrats have started hearings on HR1, a comprehensive anti-corruption and voting rights bill, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets to participate, which is great news for all of us.
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In her new book "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims she was offered $15,000 a month to stay quiet about all things Trump after she was fired from her position as Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office. The person who allegedly offered her the money if she agreed to sign an NDA? The President's daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
After she was fired, Manigault Newman wrote, she received a call from Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, offering her a job and the monthly contract in exchange for her silence.
The proposed nondisclosure agreement allegedly said Manigault Newman could not make any comments about President Trump or his family; Vice President Pence or his family; or any comments that could damage the president. It said she would do “diversity outreach,” among other things, for the campaign, according to her account.
Interesting coincidence - $15,000 a month is what Trump's former bodyguard Keith Schiller is making at his new job working for the RNC on security preparations for the 2020 Republican Convention. He started at the RNC just a few short weeks after leaving his White House job as Trump's longtime personal bodyguard.
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