The Trump administration reportedly requires outgoing staff members to sign NDAs (NYT).1,2 Also reported, these agreements provide the staff member a $15,000 per month payment (WaPo) for their silence. Lastly, the agreements are variously made with Trump for President, the RNC, or some other PAC-name I can't remember.3
Consider for this question such an NDA signed with Trump for President. I heard a talking head today (recall is failing me!) off-handedly mention that it would certainly be a campaign finance violation. Would it be illegal--specifically as a matter of campaign finance--for a campaign to pay for an outgoing staff member's silence?
1 - whether or not such an agreement would be upheld is not my interest here. Cf. ...experts say she might prevail in court (WaPo)
2 - I've seen them variously described as nondisclosure, nondisparagement, or confidentiality agreements. I don't know how much of a legal difference that matters exists among those, but I also don't think that's really at issue for this question.
3 - I got this bit from reading a copy of what appeared to be one with Trump for President, and a TV report that mentioned two other entities. But I can't find those references up right now =</sup>