Trump Lawyers Trying To Stop 60 Minutes From Airing Interview With Stormy Daniels
According to Buzzfeed News, Donald Trump’s lawyers are looking to stop CBS’s “60 Minutes” from airing an interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006.
“We understand from well-placed sources they are preparing to file for a legal injunction to prevent it from airing,” a source told BuzzFeed on Saturday.
The attorney for Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen did not address the interview when speaking with the media outlet.
“We represent EC, LLC in connection with the arbitration pending in California, in which a TRO against Ms. Clifford was previously obtained,” Larry Rosen told BuzzFeed.
The interview, which is set to air on a future, unspecified date, was announced by Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti on Twitter.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 8, 2018
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 11, 2018
Cohen reportedly attempted to silence Daniels by obtaining a temporary restraining order last week. Daniels filed her lawsuit this week in an effort to void a nondisclosure agreement between herself and Trump.
The White House for the first time last week issued its first denial that Daniels had an affair with Trump.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing that, to the best of her knowledge, Trump was unaware of the reported $130,000 payment by Cohen to the Daniels in October 2016, a month before the presidential election.