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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer wants details from Treasury on payout

April 3, 2018

FILE - This July 3, 2009, file photo shows Adult-movie star Stormy Daniels at Rooster's Country Bar in Delhi, La. In court filings Monday, April 2, 2018, President Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, sought to have Stormy Daniels' case heard by an arbitrator instead of a jury. (Arely D. Castillo/The News-Star via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for an adult-film actress alleging an affair with President Donald Trump is asking the Treasury Department to release information it may have about a payment she received from the president’s personal lawyer.

Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, sent the letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday. He cites a Wall Street Journal report that said the bank used by Trump’s lawyer raised concerns with the Treasury about the $130,000 payment.

Avenatti asked the department to make the information public. The payment came as part of a nondisclosure deal days before the 2016 presidential election.

Daniels is seeking to invalidate the agreement, which she says is related to a 2006 tryst with Trump. The White House says Trump denies an affair.

The Treasury Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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