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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer wants to depose President Trump

An attorney for Stormy Daniels (above) wants to depose President Trump.EPA/Shutterstock/File

The attorney for Stormy Daniels, an adult film actor and producer who says she had a consensual sexual encounter with a then-married Donald Trump in 2006, has filed a motion in federal court seeking to depose the president.

The motion, filed late Tuesday in a Los Angeles court, seeks a two-hour deposition of Trump and a two-hour deposition of Michael D. Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney.

Cohen has said that he paid Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 in October 2016. Daniels said the payment was made so she wouldn’t talk about her encounter with Trump; Cohen said the payment was not made on Trump’s order.

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Earlier this month, Daniels sued to vacate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election.

Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, also filed a motion seeking a jury trial in no more than 90 days.

View the court filing:


Sean Smyth can be reached at sean.smyth@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.