Ex-White House aide who wrote critical book sues Trump

A former White House aide who penned a critical book about the Trump Administration is suing President Trump — claiming that he is using the campaign organization to silence ex-employees.

Cliff Sims, the author of “Team of Vipers,” sued the president after the campaign filed an arbitration complaint against him over the publication of his book, according to The New York Times.

Sims alleges that Trump is using the organization as a “cutout” to seek revenge against former employees of the White House who go public with their stories, the paper said.

The lawsuit says Trump “is seeking to impose civil liability against Mr. Sims through application of NDAs that apply to information Mr. Sims learned solely during his federal service.”

The Trump campaign’s arbitration claim, filed on Jan. 31, says that Sims violated a nondisclosure agreement by disparaging the president in a book and by keeping notes during his time in The White House.

It’s not clear whether a campaign nondisclosure would apply to Sims’ time working as a federal employee.

The campaign also filed a similar complaint against Omarosa Manigault Newman in August after she wrote a memoir about her time in The White House.