>> The lawyer for adult film star, Stormy Daniels, wants President Trump to talk under oath. It's the latest in an ongoing legal battle over an agreement to keep Daniels quiet. About an intimate relationship she says she and Trump had back in 2006. In documents filed early Wednesday, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti asked the Federal Judge to allow him to depose Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen for up to two hours.
Avenatti wants to determine Trump's role in a $130,000 payment Michael Cohen said he made to Daniels two weeks before the 2016 Presidential election. Cohen has said it was done with his own funds and without Trump's knowledge.>> I mean, we want to know the truth about what the President knew, when he knew it and what he did about it.
>> Daniels' originally sued Trump on March 6th saying he had never put his signature on the agreement. If Daniels' is successful it would be the first deposition by a sitting President since 1998, when President Bill Clinton was pressed about his encounter with Paula Jones in a sexual harassment case.
Reuter's Jon Wolf is on the story. Paula Jones' case is very relevant, because it sets the precedent that a President constitutionally can be forced to sit for a deposition in a civil lawsuit unrelated to his acts as President. Related to acts that happened before he was President. So there's no Constitutional hurdle here for Stormy Daniels and her lawyers, but there may be procedural ones.
>> A hearing for the deposition request is scheduled for April 30th.