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.
In recent days, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, and Cohen traded public jabs over her right to right to speak. Whereas Avenatti has said unequivocally that his client had a sexual relationship with Trump, the president has denied the affair with Stormy.
Cohen, a private lawyer for Trump, has said he paid Clifford $130,000 of his own money during the 2016 presidential election campaign.More news: Russian exile found dead in London in unexplained circumstances
And it would require the agreement be signed by all parties, including the president, who did not put his name to the previous nondisclosure deal. She taped an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" program last week that has yet to be broadcast.
It's interesting because the adult entertainer had already signed a statement regarding the denial of "hush money", and sent it to Trump's attorney Michael Cohen shortly after the story first broke. Neither Cohen, nor his lawyer Lawrence Rosen responded to a request for comment.
"The president has addressed these directly and made very well clear that none of these allegations are true", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a White House briefing on March 6. BuzzFeed had reported that Trump's lawyers were considering seeking an injunction to stop it.
In the clip, which was verified by CNN after Clem removed it from his Twitch streaming account to avoid unwanted publicity, "Daniels can be heard describing an affair she had with a wealthy man that took place in Nevada less than a year before her radio appearance". She claimed in the court filing that she and Mr. Trump had a relationship over several months in 2006 and 2007.