A porn star who claims to have had an affair with President Trump has offered to cut a deal in which she returns $130,000 paid to her in hush money if his lawyer dissolves the contract that was supposed to buy her silence.
In Monday's letter, Avenatti said that once Daniels returned the money the "hush agreement" would be deemed "null and void" and she could "speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the President and the attempts to silence her". The interview is set to air on on CBS on March 18.
The offer is due to remain open only until noon Tuesday, according to the letter.
Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said Mr Trump and Mr Cohen should accept the proposal and allow Clifford to tell her side of the story. The American people should be permitted to judge for themselves who is shooting straight with them and who is misleading them. Signifying that the suit is perhaps not on the firmest legal footing, today Daniels's lawyer says that Daniels is willing to pay back the $130,000 Trump's lawyer paid her days before the 2016 election to keep quiet.
Daniels, for her part, did not comment on any of the potential legal issues surrounding the airing of the show, nor did she comment on anything she and Cooper had discussed. Trump says he had no knowledge of the transaction between Cohen and Daniels. Does Mr. Trump really think we should believe him? The White House did not respond to a request for comment Monday.
Trump's very public admission things aren't all they seem comes after allegations by porn star Stormy Daniels she had a secret affair with the POTUS. Last week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee said "arbitration was won in the President's favor", language that suggested Trump was involved.
BuzzFeed News reports that Trump's personal lawyer is trying to keep the interview from airing via a legal challenge. But her spokeswoman said last month that Daniels planned to "tell her story", prompting Trump's lawyers to obtain a temporary restraining order from a private arbitrator.