This image released by CBS News shows Stormy Daniels, left, during an interview with Anderson Cooper which will air on Sunday, March 25, 2018, on "60 Minutes".
An attorney for an adult film star claiming a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump filed a motion Wednesday seeking to depose the president and his attorney.
"We're looking for sworn answers from the president and Mr Cohen about what they knew, when they knew it and what they did about it", Mr Avenatti said.
Maintaining silence, the White House has refused to answer if United States President Donald Trump had know-how of a Dollars 130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Avenatti said the depositions and documents were necessary to resolve whether Trump was aware of any agreement, was a party to it, or ever consented to it, as well as whether he had any relationship with Daniels. A hearing on the request was set for April 30. Avenatti has argued that the "hush agreement" Daniels signed in October 2016 is invalid because it was not signed by Trump. Daniels responded by filing a revised federal lawsuit accusing Cohen of defamation.
Cohen has previously admitted to paying the $130,000 hush money, but denies any connection to threats of physical harm against Daniels.
The motion notes that Clinton was deposed while in office in 1998 during Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit. I mean, we're relying on U.S. Supreme Court precedent and a whole line of cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He did not admit wrongdoing.
The White House has claimed that the President has addressed the controversy surrounding Daniels. One of the approved charges alleged that he committed perjury before the grand jury when asked about Lewinsky.
"The president even has griped to several people that Daniels is not the type of woman he finds attractive", The Washington Post reported Monday. She acknowledged that she started her "intimate relationship" with President Trump at Lake Tahoe in 2006 and continued it in 2007 as well.
"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". McDougal filed a lawsuit last week against American Media Inc., the company that owns the National Enquirer, which allegedly paid her $150,000 not to speak about her affair.