Three more women paid hush money over Trump relationships - lawyer

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. AFP

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. AFP

On July 12, Columbus Police arrested Daniels after a performance in a strip club where they claim she violated an OH law by "touching" club-goers who were actually undercover VICE officers.

The article said it would be a campaign finance violation if Cohen made the payment to bolster the then-candidate's chances of getting into office because it violates the election law by making a contribution that exceeds the legal limit and was not disclosed to election regulators.

Blakely asked U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to issue a gag order "to preserve the integrity of the judicial system", the attorney wrote in a seven-page document filed in Los Angeles federal court.

The lawyer appeared in federal court on Friday to answer to Michael Cohen's request of a gag order in the porn star's case against President Donald Trump and claimed Cohen's motion was "almost laughed out of court".

Avenatti did not provide any additional details, except to say that the women had contacted him months earlier.

Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti said the emails provided more evidence that the arrest was politically motivated. The judge said that the bar for a gag order is high, and that it doesn't appear to have been met.

Cohen, who no longer works for Trump, is under investigation in NY for his business dealings and reportedly whether hush payments violated campaign finance laws. He did not immediately issue a decision.

The attorney, speaking to reporters late on Thursday in Los Angeles, said the three women "were paid hush money prior to the 2016 election".

He called on Trump and his former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to come forward and disclose information about the women and their supposed relationships with Trump.

Cohen admitted paying Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her signing the "hush agreement".

The taped conversation adds a new layer to the Justice Department's ongoing investigation of Cohen's involvement in payments to women who threatened Trump's public image in the months leading up to the November 2016 presidential election. "No more lies or lip service".

He vowed to keep on doing interviews unless the American people indicate that they don't want to hear what he has to say.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex once with the married Trump in 2006 and carried on a platonic relationship with him for about a year afterward.

Avenatti declined to say whether or not he had actually received permission from Cohen's lawyer, saying that he had received permission from Cohen himself, which Dershowitz argued wasn't enough.

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