Daniels lawyer asks to take deposition from President Trump - court document

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen demands apology from Stormy Daniels in cease-and-desist letter

Ms Daniels' amended complaint accuses Mr Cohen of defamation as well as broadens her contention that the confidentiality agreement was illegal because it lacked Mr Trump's signature.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels wants US President Donald Trump to answer her lawyer's questions under oath about a pre-election payment aimed at keeping her quiet about their alleged tryst.

The president's attorney offered Daniels a large chunk of money to sign a non-disclosure agreement in which she never spoke of her affair with Trump.

"We want to know the truth about what the president knew, when he knew it and what he did about it", said Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer.

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Avenatti also asked for a jury trial to be set no later than 90 days from any decision on the request for depositions.

In the interview, Daniels described a sexual encounter with Trump that began with him talking about himself and showing her an issue of a magazine with his picture on the cover.

Mr Trump's representatives denied allegations of an affair during the presidential campaign, and earlier this year Daniels signed a statement denying any relationship, which was released by Mr Cohen.

"The president watches 60 Minutes if he's watching tonight, what would you say to him?" The president, through spokespeople, has denied the affair, although he has not personally addressed it.

In the "60 Minutes" interview, Ms Clifford said she signed the denial because she believed Mr Cohen would make her "life hell in many different ways".

"'Give me that, ' and I just remember him going, 'You wouldn't.' 'Hand it over.' And- so he did, and I was like, 'turn around, drop 'em, '" Daniels recalled.

More than 22 million Americans tuned in on Sunday night to hear Ms Daniels allege she was threatened by a stranger in a auto park in 2011 to "leave Trump alone".

If the Nielsen company's audience estimate of 22.06 million for the "60 Minutes" interview holds, it would mean more people watched the Daniels interview than the one "60 Minutes" aired with President-elect Trump and his family on November 13, 2016.

Trump has been quizzing staffers about Daniels, and telling them that in his opinion, she did not seem credible, according to The Washington Post.

Avenatti said in the motion he would need no more than two hours to question each of the men. The requests states that this would not interfere with Trump's responsibilities as president.

She also said she had been intimidated to keep silent.

"The Hush Agreement was entered with the legal aim, design and goal of circumventing federal campaign finance law", the filing states.



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