Lawyers associated with Donald Trump are considering legal action to stop CBS’s “60 Minutes” from airing an interview with Stephanie Clifford, the adult film performer who goes by Stormy Daniels, BuzzFeed News reports.
The report quotes a source who has been informed on the preparations saying Saturday: “We understand from well-placed sources they are preparing to file for a legal injunction to prevent it from airing.”
BuzzFeed notes that it was not clear what legal argument might be used in any action, and adds: “Trump and his legal team often have threatened litigation without following through on those threats in the past.”
CBS plans to air the interview this Sunday, March 18, according to the report.
“An action to try to prevent the interview from airing would be the latest in a flurry of developments in a case that began just before the 2016 election when [Trump attorney Michael] Cohen paid Clifford $130,000 in return for her silence about a sexual relationship she allegedly had with Trump in 2006,” BuzzFeed reports. “At the time, Trump was under intense pressure over comments he’d made about his treatment of women in the run-up to the vote.”
The Clifford interview for “60 Minutes” was reportedly conducted last week by Anderson Cooper, who is a correspondent for the CBS News program along with his role as an anchor on CNN.