Clifford and Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, both signed the agreement days before the 2016 presidential election, according to the suit.
The source also believes the controversy potentially poses a bigger threat to Trump's presidency than Russian Federation.
The source said Trump is being told by advisers not to fight Daniels' decision to break a confidentiality agreement because it would make him look guilty. CNN's source alleges that it is for that reason that Trump has not been tweeting about Stormy. The difference here compared to accusations from other women is that there's a signed agreement and a payment.More news: Dog Killed After United Flight Attendant Forces Him Into Overhead Bin
A lawyer for US President Donald Trump ignored a suggested Tuesday noon (March 13) deadline on an adult-film star's offer to return US$130,000 (S$170,000) in hush money so that she can speak freely about an alleged affair with Trump, her attorney said.
A lawyer for Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, reportedly put in the request on Friday, claiming that because Judge Elizabeth Feffer of Los Angeles Superior Court is now seeking a federal appointment, it would not be appropriate for her to make a judgment in a case involving the president.
The letter also asked that the president's lawyers agree that neither Trump nor the shell company Cohen used to pay Clifford would attempt to block the broadcast of an interview Clifford taped with CBS News' "60 Minutes" program last week.More news: Stock's Stunning Activities: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
Clifford filed a lawsuit in California court last week asking a judge to nullify a 2016 agreement in which she received $130,000 from Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump's attorney, in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair. The interview could air next Sunday, but CBS won't confirm the air date or that there was even an interview at all. Whereas Avenatti has said unequivocally that his client had a sexual relationship with Trump, the president has denied the affair with Stormy.
And although Avenatti did not offer specifics, he hinted that legal action was coming.
Cohen declined to comment to CNN on Sunday, deferring questions to his own lawyer. The White House also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.More news: Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince