Employment Pact Seen As Paper Tiger In Trump-Bannon Feud

By Braden Campbell (January 5, 2018, 7:58 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's recent threat to use an employment agreement to muzzle former chief strategist Steve Bannon after he slammed the administration in a controversial tell-all book is an unusual move for a sitting president, even though the tactic is commonplace in the business world and puts the dispute in familiar territory for employment attorneys.

Every day, employers around the country invoke pacts that they say bar current or former workers from disclosing sensitive information or criticizing the company. But that employer isn't usually the chief executive of the United States.

"We're talking about the president, who is very much a...

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