Stormy Daniels attorney asks for permission to question Trump, Cohen

David Schwartz, an attorney for Cohen, argued Thursday that the lawyer "never told" Trump about the agreement.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Tump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen, on Wednesday filed a motion to depose both Trump and Cohen.

Attorney Michael Avenatti also asked to depose the president's lawyer, Michael Cohen, whom Daniels is suing for defamation, a motion filed in USA district court in the central district of California showed on Wednesday.

ABC News' Whoopi Goldberg asked if she missed a smoking gun during Stormy Daniels' interview on "60 Minutes".

Seven years later, when Trump won the Republican nomination for president, Daniels said she was approached again by the tabloids to talk about her affair with Trump. In return for signing the non-disclosure agreement 11 days before the 2016 election, Cohen would pay her $130,000 from a Delaware-based limited liability corporation, according to the "60 Minutes" report.

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In a motion filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Daniels' attorney, Michael J. Avenatti, requested a deposition "of no greater than two hours" of the President.

"In Touch" didn't publish the interview after Mr Cohen threatened to sue the publication, "60 Minutes" reported.

ABC News' predominantly liberal "The View" had Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti on to discuss the interview on Monday but co-host Whoopi Goldberg downplayed the significance of his client's chat with Cooper.

Wednesday's court filing refers to the 1997 US Supreme Court case of Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee who sued former President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment.

Geragos said he believes Daniels in general but doesn't think the allegations are a big deal.

The White House disputed Daniels' claim that she was threatened to keep quiet over the alleged affair and said the president continues to deny the relationship. "Who would be so loyal, so loyal to your boss that you would protect that person".

In her interview, Daniels said she'd slept with Trump once, shortly after Mrs. Trump gave birth to the president's youngest son. She said in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president.

"We expect this any day", Avenatti tweeted in response to the ruling by US District Judge S. James Otero. "You write a story that has Mr. Trump's name in it, with the word "rape, ' and I'm going to mess your life up", Cohen responded at the time".

On Monday, she claimed she was defamed by a statement Cohen issued last month that made her sound like a liar.

"She can describe his genitalia, she can describe various conversations that they had that leave no doubt as to whether this woman is telling the truth", he added. "Remember, he was very critical of Al Franken for not saying anything, but yet he justified his support for Roy Moore saying, 'I didn't do it, it's not true.' We haven't heard Trump denying these allegations".

  • Salvatore Jensen