LOS ANGELES — Stormy Daniels today was denied by a federal judge in her motion seeking to depose President Trump and lawyer Michael Cohen in the case over the adult superstar’s NDA.
Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ attorney, filed the motion in Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday asking permission to question Trump for two hours. Avenatti also sought to depose Cohen.
Avenatti tweeted this morning that the order denying Daniels’ motion to depose Trump will be refiled as soon as Trump and Cohen file an expected motion to compel arbitration.
Daniels wants Trump to answer questions about their alleged affair and wants Cohen to discuss the reported “hush” agreement he allegedly struck with her.
Daniels motion argued that Trump could be deposed because “a sitting president is not afforded special protection from a civil suit regarding conduct before he or she entered office.”
Daniels’ allegation of a relationship with Trump 12 years ago gained heightened attention after she and Avenatti spoke out on the matter during an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday.
The White House has maintained that the president denies Daniels’ allegations.
Pictured: Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels during the CBS’ “60 Minutes” shoot