Discord Over Non-Disclosure Agreements While promoting her new book, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has made some astonishing claims, including that staffers often sign non-disclosure agreements — which we now know is true. NDAs have long been used by private companies, but what role do they play in the public sector, if any? And are they enforceable?

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Omarosa Manigault Newman at the White House January 23, 2017. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Over the course of her press tour for her new book, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has made some astonishing claims — including that White House staffers often sign NDAs, or non-disclosure agreements.

Both President Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway, one of his counselors, have confirmed this. Manigault Newman was ousted from the White House last December and has claimed a lot of other things about her time with Trump, often without providing evidence.

Michael Warren at The Weekly Standard says "that's the first time a White House official has admitted that these public officials have signed NDAs."

NDAs have long been used by private companies, but what role should they play in the public sector, if any? And are they enforceable?