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Former Trump Campaign Hispanic Outreach Employee Readies for Public Dispute in $25 Million Lawsuit 

Former Trump Campaign Hispanic Outreach Employee Readies for Public Dispute in $25 Million Lawsuit 

Move over, Omarosa. Another former Trump employee is about to go public. Jessica Denson, a former Trump campaign member who was charged with handling Hispanic outreach, claims she was subjected to horrible work conditions and even tracked by her supervisors. A judge has ruled that she will be allowed to make her complaints in public, as opposed to the private arbitration the campaign sought. Denson, who is also an actress and representing herself, said she joined the campaign in August 2016 and was overworked by supervisor Camilo Jaime Sandoval. She said she worked 10 hours a day, seven days a week. Denson claimed that Sandoval and other supervisors went so far as to track her location, cyberbully and harass her, and attempt to “find dirt on her.” She is suing the Trump campaign in state court for $25 million. Lawyers for the Trump campaign tried to force the case into private arbitration based on an agreement signed by staffers that included nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions. In her decision, Judge Arlene Bluth of New York State Supreme Court disclosed flaws in the wording of the agreement that she said limited its scope exposing potential weaknesses in the NDA agreements that staff at Trump’s White House, his campaign, and the Trump Organization have been made to sign. More here.

Elijah Cummings Demands Info on Trump’s Decision to Revoke Former CIA Director’s Clearance

Elijah Cummings Demands Info on Trump’s Decision to Revoke Former CIA Director’s Clearance

Kamala Harris Endorses Iowa’s First Black Statewide Nominee

Kamala Harris Endorses Iowa’s First Black Statewide Nominee