Trump and Clifford on Wednesday agreed to have the case moved to federal court in Los Angeles. Only two days ago, Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had objected to Trump’s request to transfer the lawsuit, which accuses the president of falsely tweeting that Clifford lied about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with the story of their alleged relationship.
“We concluded that allowing it to be transferred would permit the case to move more expeditiously and likely permit us to get a deposition of Mr. Trump more quickly,” Avenatti said in an email.
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