Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Donald Trump 'shamelessly deceiving court'

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen agrees to rescind Stormy Daniels agreement

Lawyer Michael Avenatti argued Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in 2019 Trump expected to soon declassify Carter Page, Bruce Ohr documents: report MORE can't drop a $130,000 hush money agreement with his client, adult-film star Stormy Daniels, after months of publicly trying to discredit her.

Trump, through his lawyer Charles Harder, likewise moved on Saturday to get past Daniels' lawsuit, saying they would not contest Daniels' "assertion that the settlement agreement was never formed, or in the alternative, should be rescinded". Cohen had acknowledged that Daniels could perhaps owe $US20 million for violating the agreement.Avenatti told The Connected Press that Friday's kind is "a stunt by Michael Cohen attempting to fix it in declare that Donald Trump is no longer deposed".Avenatti acknowledged he did now not need to settle for the offer and wouldn't settle the case "without the depositions", which he acknowledged would consist of Trump.

Cohen, Trump's former longtime fixer and personal attorney, pleaded guilty last month to eight felonies, including one for paying off Daniels "at the request and suggestion" of an unidentified person in the Trump campaign. The offers remove any legal risk to Daniels stemming from her public discussion of the alleged affair and the alleged efforts to hide it. Cohen had said that Daniels could owe $20 million for violating the agreement. The lawyers promised that Trump "will not bring any action, proceeding or claim" against Daniels to enforce the terms of the contract.

In an interview with CNN, Avenatti called it a "Hail Mary" to try to avoid Trump and Cohen facing deposition. Stormy Daniels. In March, Sanders even went so far as to claim that Trump had won the dispute with Daniels in private arbitration. Though Cohen originally denied having made a hush-money payment to Daniels on behalf of Trump, he told the court that he and Trump arranged payments to both Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

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Part of the thinking, according to a source familiar, is that Cohen no longer benefits from Daniels remaining silent - and that she has already spoken out as much as she possibly can about her alleged affair. But under the rescission, Clifford could talk about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump without fearing such penalties.

Trump's legal maneuver on Saturday marked a significant development in the lengthy legal saga involving Daniels.

The company wants Daniels to repay the $130,000 she was paid, Blakely wrote.

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