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Attorney for porn star seeks to depose Trump on payment

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An attorney for an adult film star claiming a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump is seeking to depose the president and his attorney.
Michael Avenatti filed the motion in federal court in California.
In the documents, dated today, he seeks to depose Trump and Trump attorney Michael Cohen about a USD 130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election.
Avenatti wants to question each for "no more than two hours."

In the filing, he says the depositions are needed to establish if Trump knew about the payment and if he consented to it.
Cohen has said he paid the USD130,000 out of his own pocket, while asserting Trump never had sex with the porn actress. A hearing is set for April 30.

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 7:41 PM IST

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