Donald Trump is a loser on this one…..
The case just won’t go away….
Sitting down for a questioning by Daniels lawyer Michael J. Avenatti would almost as risky as appearing before Mueller’s people….
Bill Clinton’s Civil suit ruling means that Trump, as President can’t duck this, or any other civil suit….
Avenatti has been five steps ahead of Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohn all thru this….
Trump should settle this if he’s smart….
Stormy Daniels’ attorney asked a federal judge this morning for permission to depose President Donald J. Trump about his knowledge of an agreement to pay the porn star $130,000 a week and a half before the 2016 election.
In a motion filed in federal court in Los Angeles,, requested a deposition “of no greater than two hours” of the President. Avenatti also asked for a court order to depose the President’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he made the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels with his own funds and without Mr. Trump’s knowledge.
If successful, Avenatti’s motion would require the President to explain, under oath, what he knew about the secrecy agreement and when. The testimony could potentially play a role in determining whether campaign finance laws were broken by the President, Mr. Cohen, or the Trump campaign.
Stormy Daniels “intends to prove that the Hush Agreement did not have a lawful object or purpose,” Avenatti argues in the motion. “Rather, the Agreement and the $130,000 payment made pursuant to the Agreement, was for the ‘purpose of influencing’ the 2016 presidential election by silencing Plaintiff from speaking openly and publicly about Mr. Trump just weeks before the 2016 election.”
Avenatti is also asking U.S. district court judge S. James Otero to allow Stormy Daniels’ legal team to issue “no more than ten targeted requests for production of documents directed to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen on various topics relating to the Agreement.”