The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became United States president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump's personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship.
The porn star's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made the offer in a letter to Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has said he used his own funds to "facilitate" a payment of the same amount to Daniels days before the 2016 election. Trump has denied he had an affair with Clifford.
In other circles, rumors are flying the Trump team could sue to stop "60 Minutes" from airing the interview with Daniels- if it really exists.
The offer is valid until Tuesday afternoon, the letter said.
The original deal that Ms Clifford signed required all parties to take any disputes into a private arbitration process, with Mr Cohen winning a temporary restraining order against Ms Clifford.
In the 1971 Pentagon Papers case, the Supreme Court ruled that the New York Times and The Washington Post could not be stopped from publishing documents related to USA military actions in Vietnam, despite the government's argument that such reporting would endanger national security. A copy of the letter was provided to The Washington Post by Avenatti. An arbitrator found Ms Clifford had violated her nondisclosure agreement and barred her from filing her lawsuit, according to an attorney for Mr Cohen.
Avenatti said last week that Daniels "believes it's important that the public learn the truth about what happened".
The decision lead White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to declare that the case had "already been won". A source close to the actress said that it included new details of her relationship with Mr Trump, which she claims began in 2006, shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron.
Porn star Stormy claims she had an affair with the President years ago.
"Under the offer, Stormy Daniels would be allowed to "(a) speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the president and the attempts to silence her and (b) use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the president that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages".
She signed a nondisclosure agreement related to their relationship that Trump's personal lawyer paid her $130,000 for in 2016.
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