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Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says She ‘Would Consider’ Taking a Settlement (Video)

Attorney Michael Avenatti continues his media tour after Sunday’s ”60 Minutes“ interview

Last Updated: March 28, 2018 @ 6:24 AM

Michael Avenatti says his client Stormy Daniels would consider a settlement of some kind with Donald Trump under the right circumstances.

“I think we would consider it, I would converse with my client. It would depend on the terms of a settlement,” he said on the set of “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “But at this point, I don’t see how the case gets resolved without the truth coming out.”

The pugnacious attorney told the set at CBS that he seeks to subject Trump to a formal deposition — which would require him to answer questions under oath.

“The Supreme Court already decided that a sitting president can be deposed in connection with a civil matter,” he said. “If that was the law then, it certainly is the law now. It hasn’t been overturned.”

Avenatti’s client, Stormy Daniels, is suing President Donald Trump to compel him to release her from an NDA she signed just before the 2016 election, which forbids her from talking about an affair she says she had with the real estate magnate back in 2006.

Also this week, Daniels announced that she would sue Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen for defamation over his insinuation that she was lying about her accusation against the current sitting president.

In exchange for signing the NDA she is now trying to get out of, Daniels was paid $130,000 by Cohen. Avenatti says the agreement is null because Trump himself didn’t sign the contract.

The president has been unusually silent about the entire matter on Twitter, though the White House has consistently denied that any affair between he and Daniels ever took place.

“The president strongly clearly and consistently has denied these underlying claims. The only one who has been inconsistent is the one making the claims,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said during the White House press briefing on Monday. “False charges are settled out court all the time.”

Watch Avenatti on “CBS The Morning” in the above video.