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Trump tries to move Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court: President Donald Trump and his personal attorney are trying to get a lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels transferred to federal court — and they claim she’s on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.

An attorney for the actress accused the Trump team of “bullying tactics” for the legal maneuver, which is aimed at pushing the dispute into private arbitration.

“To put it simply, they want to hide the truth from the American people. We will oppose this effort at every turn,” said Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.

Trump attorney Michael Cohen, with the consent of the president, filed a “notice of removal” on Friday that contends Clifford’s suit should be moved from California state court to federal court because the parties live in different places and the amount at stake is more than $75,000.

Related: Another Trump lawyer signed Stormy Daniels gag-order documents

The new paperwork showed that Trump is being represented by Charles Harder, the high-profile attorney who won a $140 million verdict for Hulk Hogan against Gawker and who has also worked for Harvey Weinstein, Jared Kushner and a constellation of Hollywood stars. He also represented Melania Trump in her successful defamation suit against the Daily Mail newspaper. Read more

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Trump tries to move Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court: President Donald Trump and his personal attorney are trying to get a lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels transferred to federal court — and they claim she’s on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.

Trump tries to move Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court: President Donald Trump and his personal attorney are trying to get a lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels transferred to federal court — and they claim she’s on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.