Lawyers want Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $340K in legal fees

The president’s attorneys are due in court Monday to argue they rang up big bills because of the aggressive tactics of Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer.

Stormy Daniels exits the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York for a hearing related to Michael Cohen on April 16, 2018 in New York.Drew Angerer / Getty Images

(By Associated Press) –LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for President Donald Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her frivolous defamation claim.

The attorneys are due in a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to make their case that they rang up big bills because of gamesmanship and aggressive tactics by attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had a one-night affair with Trump in 2006. She sued him earlier this year seeking to break a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election about the tryst as part $130,000 hush money settlement. Trump has denied the affair.

Despite the deal to stay quiet, Daniels spoke out publicly and alleged that five years after the affair she was threatened to keep quiet by a man she did not recognize in a Las Vegas parking lot. She also released a composite sketch of the mystery man.

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