An attorney representing the former adult film star suing President Trump over a nondisclosure agreement covering their alleged affair filed requests to the Trump Organization and two banks on Thursday to preserve all records pertaining to a nondisclosure payment to the actress.
"We intend on using all legal means at our disposal to uncover the truth about the cover-up and what happened", Michael Avenatti, Daniels' attorney who signed the letter, said in a statement.
Clifford says the secrecy agreement she signed is invalid since the president didn't sign it. Cohen disagrees, and obtained a temporary restraining order against her.
Avenatti wrote a letter to the Trump Organization noting links between the company and the payment Cohen made to Daniels. He has also tweeted a photo of Daniels taking a lie detector test about "unprotected sex" with Trump that Avenatti says she passed, the Wrap reports.
Avenatti declined to comment further, and Cohen did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment about the letter or Avenatti's claim.
In the interview, Daniels tells Anderson Cooper about the relationship she says she had with Trump in 2006 and 2007.
Cohen argued last week that he has the right to seek at least US$20 million in damages from Daniels, arguing that she violated the nondisclosure agreement 20 times. He also asked City National Bank, the bank that received the payment, to preserve records. The Trump Organization said Martin did so in "her individual capacity". He has said neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Clifford and he was not reimbursed for the payment. It is the first and only television interview in which she speaks about the alleged relationship. "Daniels accepted the money in return for signing a confidentiality agreement", according to CBS News. In the e-mail, the representative said funds had been deposited in Cohen's account.
The White House has pushed back at the suggestion that Trump approved the payment.