By The Blaze. A federal judge in California dealt a blow to the lawsuit from adult film star Stormy Daniels against President Trump when he denied her lawyer’s request to repose the president and his lawyer, Michael Cohen . . .
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti filed the motion in federal court on Wednesday to depose the president and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.
Daniels is claiming that she was compelled to sign a non-disclosure agreement about their extramarital affair but that it was not a legal contract because Trump didn’t sign it.
Avenatti had tweeted that he was confident the motion would be approved:
The motion is set to be heard on April 30, 2018. We are confident that the Court will permit the requested discovery after applying Supreme Court precedent and the well established law in the Ninth Circuit. https://t.co/PQh6UlNyNL
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 28, 2018
(Read more from “A Federal Judge Deals a Blow to Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against Trump – Here’s How” HERE)
Judge Denies Motion by Stormy Daniels’ Attorney to Depose Trump, Cohen
By CNN. federal judge in California put a temporary stop Thursday to efforts by Stormy Daniels’ attorney to depose President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen over a $130,000 payout from Cohen to the porn star before the 2016 election.
Judge S. James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California denied the motion for an expedited trial and discovery process, saying Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, was “premature” in making the motion because Trump and Essential Consultants LLC, the company established by Cohen to pay Daniels the $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair between her and Trump, have not yet filed a petition to compel arbitration, which they have stated they’re going to do.
In his decision, Otero admonished the parties, writing that “instant litigation is not the most important matter on the court’s docket.” He also vacated a hearing date previously set for April 30. (Read more from “Judge Denies Motion by Stormy Daniels’ Attorney to Depose Trump, Cohen” HERE)