We haven’t taken any joy in covering the ugly split at Breitbart.com, marked by an exodus of some of the site’s most talented writers and some ill-advised sliming of those writers in a piece which has since been taken down. Breitbart is reportedly going the legal route now, escalating an internal memo directing writers to stop tweeting about Michelle Fields to a cease-and-desist order.

Politico reports today that those staffers who jumped ship in support of Fields (including Fields herself) will find cease and desist orders in their mailboxes ordering them to stop talking about the circumstances that led them to resign. Most Breitbart employees, sources say, are on contracts that likely include non-disparagement clauses.

One person who’s glad to see the letters go out is Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, whose alleged grabbing of Breitbart reporter Fields led to the mass exodus from the site as well as the filing of a police report.

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