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Stormy Daniels offers to return hush money so she can tell her story on ’60 Minutes’ and elsewhere

March 12, 2018

Stormy Daniels offers to return hush money so she can tell her story on ’60 Minutes’ and elsewhere

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- With Stormy Daniels’ interview with “60 Minutes” in limbo, her attorney has offered up a solution: return the hush money.

In a letter obtained by the New York Times to President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti says Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, would pay back the $130,000 she received a month before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. In exchange, the non-disclosure agreement would be voided and the porn star’s lawsuit against the president dismissed.

“Neither EC nor the President shall take any action any action, legal or otherwise, aimed at preventing Ms. Clifford’s recent interview with Anderson Cooper of ’60 Minutes’ from airing publicly,” Avenatti writes.

EC refers to Essential Consultants, the shell company Cohen used to pay Daniels.

Buzzfeed reported over the weekend Trump’s lawyers are considering legal action in an attempt to stop the interview, apparently taped last Thursday, from seeing the light of day. A source familiar with “60 Minutes” last week wouldn’t say when the interview might air, only that it wouldn’t be this past Sunday.

Daniels’ lawyer has given the Trump team a deadline of 12:01 p.m. Tuesday to respond to the offer.

NEW: Lawyer for Stormy Daniels sends letter to Trump attorney Michael Cohen offering to return $130,000 to void non-disclosure agreement. pic.twitter.com/gBeLvNA8hg— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2018