Salon is reporting that Michelle Bachmann is refusing to pay five staffers who worked on her presidential nomination campaign. Those who remain unpaid have apparently refused to sign "a nondisclosure agreement that would bar them from discussing any 'unethical, immoral, or criminal activity' they witnessed on the campaign with police or reporters."
...the nondisclosure agreement stems from the campaign’s alleged misuse of an email list.
A home-schooling group accused the Bachmann campaign of stealing the
list, which was contained on a volunteer’s laptop, and then using it to
fundraise for the campaign. The home-schooling group has sued the
campaign and Waldron said there is also a criminal investigation
pending, explaining that he spoke with police about the incident
wanted us to have no further conversation [with police] without first
notifying Michelle’s attorneys, and we just refused,” he told Salon.
“We’ve been lied to at every turn.”
“This story is important. I’ve
got five soldiers, as it were, five men who are willing to stand and
not capitulate to this unnatural pressure that is coming from the
Bachmann campaign. It’s just immoral what they’re trying to do. They’re
trying to shut us up. You want to get paid? You gotta sign this
agreement and not talk to either the police or lawyers,” he continued.