Trump lawyers want to stop ’60 Minutes’ from airing Stormy Daniels interview: report

President Trump’s lawyers are looking at options to stop CBS’s “60 Minutes” from airing an interview with adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006, according to BuzzFeed News.

“We understand from well-placed sources they are preparing to file for a legal injunction to prevent it from airing,” a source told BuzzFeed on Saturday. 

Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti shared the BuzzFeed report on Twitter.  

Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen referred BuzzFeed’s questions to his own attorney, who did not confirm the report.

The Hill has reached out to the White House and CBS News for comment. 

{mosads}The interview with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is set to air on March 18, according to BuzzFeed News. On Thursday, a source familiar with the program had told The Hill that Stormy Daniels would be on 60 Minutes “on a future date.”

The interview was announced by Avenatti through Twitter.  

Cohen reportedly attempted to stop Daniels from mentioning additional details of the alleged affair by obtaining a temporary restraining order last week. Daniels filed a lawsuit last week in an effort to void a nondisclosure agreement between herself and Trump.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing last week that, to the best of her knowledge, Trump was unaware of Cohen’s reported $130,000 payment to Daniels in October 2016, a month before the presidential election.

— Updated 2:33 p.m.

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