Stormy Daniels’ lawyer is hoping a federal judge can force President Trump to testify about what he knew of the $130,000 hush agreement with the adult actress before the 2016 election, according to court documents.
Michael Avenatti, an attorney for the porn star claiming to have had sex with Trump, asked a California judge to sign off on the deposition requests, records filed late Tuesday show.
Avenatti asked that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, provide a deposition as well.
If the motion is approved, both Trump and Cohen would have to provide a deposition “no greater than two hours” to determine whether or not a non-disclosure agreement was ever formed.
Additionally, the testimony could reveal the extent of Trump’s role in the agreement and whether his presidential campaign funded a payout to silence Daniels.
A judge is set to hear Avenatti’s motion on April 30.
“We are confident that the Court will permit the requested discovery after applying Supreme Court precedent and the well established law in the Ninth Circuit,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.