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Avenatti: Attempt by Trump to Delay Daniels Case is 'About a Coverup'

President Trump wants the suit delayed because of an overlapping criminal investigation of his attorney Michael Cohen.


LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - The he-said, she-said case involving porn actress Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump went before a federal judge in downtown L.A. Friday. The president’s attorney wants the case delayed. The judge says he wants a declaration from President Trump’s attorney by next Wednesday as he considers whether to postpone the case. KNX1070'S Jon Baird was live outside the courthouse with the details: 

Adult-film actress Daniels claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump a decade ago.

Lawyers for Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen, are seeking to have the suit dealing with a non-disclosure agreement postponed for three months because of what could be an overlapping criminal investigation of Cohen in New York. Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, has argued in court papers that the civil case should move ahead because Trump and Cohen have provided no evidence to bolster their claim that a jury trial would be unfair to them. Avenatti also argues that Trump's attorney has already spoken publicly about the case and that a delay is unfair to his client.