Porn star sues Donald Trump

Maxine Waters Stormy Daniels should give her interpretation of Trump's mental health

Trump Lawyer's Payment to Porn Star Was Reported as Suspicious by Bank

According to the lawsuit, which Avenatti announced in a tweet, Clifford and Trump had an intimate relationship that lasted from summer 2006 "well into the year 2007".

The third option would involve Trump making the argument that, despite the fact he had no knowledge of the deal and didn't put it together, it should remain binding because "there was an offer, acceptance and consideration", culminating in a $130,000 payout Daniels has admitted she received. She has publicly been coy about the whole thing, apparently because of the nondisclosure agreement.

Trump's attorney Michael Cohen "aggressively" sought to "silence Ms Clifford as part of an effort to avoid her telling the truth, thus helping to ensure he won the presidential election", the document says.

Though the arbitration case Sanders referred to may have occurred, Clifford's lawsuit called it "a bogus arbitration proceeding", and argued that Cohen initiated it without providing Clifford due process.

According to CNN host and Philadelphia trial lawyer Michael Smerconish, Trump faces a "real legal dilemma" due to Daniels' move. That may seem like a given, because it happened just before Election Day, but as The Washington Post's Philip Bump has reported, the payment is more legally problematic if it was clearly for this goal.

The suit's claim that Trump knew about the payment and that it was aimed at keeping the affair from voters "confirms what we suspected", said Paul Ryan, a top lawyer with Common Cause, one of the groups that have lodged complaints with the Federal Election Commission about the payoff.

Cohen then reportedly obtained a temporary restraining order against Daniels, which barred her from disclosing "confidential information" related to the nondisclosure agreement signed in October 2016.


However, where Trump would have signed, next to "DD" on the agreement, was left blank. The NDA is signed by Daniels (using her real name) and Essential Consultants, the LLC set up by Cohen.

According to the suit that Daniels filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Cohen tried to "intimidate" Daniels and "shut her up" by discussing what the lawsuit called a "bogus arbitration proceeding" against her in Los Angeles on February 27, NBC News first reported.

The actress issued a statement in January addressed "To Whom It May Concern" saying, "I am not denying this affair because I was paid "hush money" as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids".

It looks like President Trump's problems involving porn star Stormy Daniels are escalating.

Therefore, if found in breach, Daniels would be forced to "disgorge" or give up the $130,000 - plus a lot more.

The NDA also includes a reference to "certain still images and/or text messages which were authored by or relate to DD", raising the possibility that Daniels may release photos or texts related to Trump if the court voids the NDA. "PP denies all such claims".

The lawsuit landed on the same day that The Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller III requested documents and interviewed witnesses about incidents involving Cohen.

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