Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Stormy Daniels asking for new judge in lawsuit against Trump

Stormy Daniels asking for new judge in lawsuit against Trump

Daniels is offering to return the $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump's attorney in exchange for dissolving a so-called "Hush Agreement".

The Trump presidency has given us all a crash course in many legal topics, and his alleged affair with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels is no different.

Michael Avenatti alleges that because Judge Elizabeth Feffer of Los Angeles Superior Court is seeking a federal appointment, it is not appropriate for her to preside over a case involving the president.

The possibility of Daniels owning any pre-existing images/videos of Trump engaged in any lewd acts would definitely be a presidential first; however, he hasn't exactly fit the diplomatic politician mould throughout his short tenure in office. The group claims it is an illegal campaign contribution because of the size and objective of the payment.

She also would be able to "use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the president that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages", the Avenatti letter said. However, questions have arisen about the lack of Trump's signature on the agreement.

CBS's "60 Minutes " taped an interview with Daniels and producers are working to verify claims she made.

Rhodes, in remarks reported by Variety, said he could not imagine what the basis would be for any legal action by Trump's team to prevent the interview from airing.

He contended Daniels always meant to remain silent, until Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, began giving interviews and bringing the matter to public light. Larry Rosen, Cohen's lawyer, has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

Clifford, in turn, sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had, saying he never signed the agreement to keep her quiet. Time to buckle up.

Clifford could be subjected to a $1 million penalty if she broke the nondisclosure agreement she signed.

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