Here is a version of President Trump's interview with 60 Minutes. Assume President Trump or someone working for President Trump recorded this video with an I-Phone without knowledge by 60 Minutes.
Is anyone likely exposed to civil liability? Either President Trump or the, let's assume, employee or White House staffer?
Unfortunately, we might or might not be able to definitively answer this question without knowing the specific terms of the agreement between 60-Minutes and Trump. Assuming there is one. Or can we? Please include this issue in your answer.
Notwithstanding the above paragraph, I ask you to please take to heart the educational nature of law.se when constructing your answer. For example, feel free to engage in some pedagogical speculation or hypothesizing about what the terms of the 60-Minutes agreement might or might not contain based on reasonable assumptions and commercial and industry norms. Or, perhaps, base your hypothecation on what might be most instructive.
What are the legal issues? Is expectation of privacy an issue here? Let's assume this video was recorded in the White House. Is the legality of the recording an issue? I think most states have laws restricting or not restricting audio (without video) recordings but I don't think any of that applies to audio and video together. In any event, 60-Minutes obviously knew their recording was happening. Would that knowledge also apply to a second surreptitious recording if it were required?