Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, addressed President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen in a letter which explained that Daniels would transfer the funds for the settlement into an account of Trump’s choosing. Daniels’ lawyer said that in return, the nondisclosure agreement between Trump and Daniels would be null and void.
Trump’s attorney has until Tuesday afternoon to either accept or decline the offer, according to Avenatti’s letter.
Avenatti said, “The American people should be permitted to judge for themselves who is shooting straight with them and who is misleading them. Our offer seeks to allow this to happen.”
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has alleged that she had a clandestine affair with Donald Trump over a decade ago. Michael Cohen, who has been a longtime personal lawyer for Trump, actually acknowledged having paid Clifford $130,000 prior to the 2016 presidential election, but maintains that the payment itself did not violate any campaign finance laws.
Clifford has filed a suit which alleges the nondisclosure agreement is arguably invalid since Donald Trump never actually signed it. The adult film star recently recorded an interview with 60 Minutes, but reports indicate that Trump’s lawyers are attempting to stop the show from airing.
Cohen and the White House have vehemently denied that the affair ever took place. Last week during a briefing at the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that Trump was unaware of Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Clifford, but mentioned that Trump had “already won the case in arbitration.”
Avenatti has indicated in his proposal to Cohen, that “all parties” will be required to sign the agreement, including the President, The New York Times reported; and the offer additionally calls on Trump and Cohen to allow Clifford’s interview on 60 Minutes to be aired.
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