Stormy Daniels' lawyer: Trump missed deadline for offer to return nondisclosure money

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: Trump missed deadline for offer to return nondisclosure money

A lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels says President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE's attorneys did not meet a deadline to accept the return of the $130,000 she received as part of a nondisclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair with Trump.

The lawyer said that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, did not get a reply to a letter offering to return the money she received as part of the nondisclosure deal, Bloomberg News reported. Daniels has been pushing for freedom to speak about the experience.

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"The president and Mr. Cohen have purposely ignored our settlement offer, thus doubling down on their efforts to muzzle Ms. Clifford and prevent her from telling the American people what happened," Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, posted on Twitter.

"Time to buckle up."

Avenatti had written a letter to Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, explaining that Daniels would wire money into an account of Trump's choosing. In return, the nondisclosure agreement between Trump and Daniels would then be void.
 
Cohen had until noon Tuesday to respond to the offer, the letter said.
 
Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. Cohen acknowledged he paid Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 presidential election, but denied the payment violated campaign finance laws.
 
Daniels has since filed a lawsuit alleging the nondisclosure agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it.
 
The White House and Cohen have denied the affair took place.