A lawyer for Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, reportedly put in the request on Friday, claiming that because Judge Elizabeth Feffer of Los Angeles Superior Court is now seeking a federal appointment, it would not be appropriate for her to make a judgment in a case involving the president. Reportedly, the two were involved in a secretive tryst, but Trump did not want news of his sexual exploits to eclipse his chances at becoming the nation's next Commander in Chief.
Former porn star Stormy Daniels is allegedly asking for a new judge to preside over her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Her lawyer has sent a letter to Trump's legal team proposing that his client recompense her cash bonus in favour of being granted immunity from her contractual stronghold.
Cohen, a private lawyer for Trump, has said he paid Clifford US$130,000 of his own money during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The White House has denied Trump had an affair with Daniels.
Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, said she would wire the money to an account designated by the president by Friday if he agrees.
"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", Avenatti posted on Twitter.
Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said Trump and Cohen should accept the proposal and allow Clifford to tell her side of the story.
Clifford, in turn, sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had, saying he never signed the agreement to keep her quiet. Avenatti told Reuters it is not appropriate for Judge Elizabeth Feffer, now in Los Angeles Superior Court, to preside over a case in which the president is a defendant, because she is pursuing a federal judgeship.