Every American is entitled to a speedy trial, but not when you take on the president of the United States in court. A judge denied p0rn star Stormy Daniels' request to speed up jury selection and a request for discovery documents from President Trump and his legal team.
Daniels, 39, is suing Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, for defamation.
According to The Blast, the judge denied Daniels’ motion for Expedited Jury Trial and for Limited Expedited Discovery.
Daniels' legal team wants to expedite discovery so they can compel Trump to give a videotaped deposition.
Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted about the denial, saying, “Here is an order from the [court] denying our motion as premature on procedural grounds." He said he will refile the motion as soon as Trump and his lawyers "file their motion to compel arbitration seeking to hide the facts from public view. We expect this any day.”
Avenatti was optimistic that parts of the denial “do not bode well for [Trump] and suggest that there is a strong likelihood that the Court will ultimately agree with our requests for discovery and a trial.”
Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen, want the case argued in arbitration, as their non-disclosure agreement requires. But Avenatti claims that the agreement is no longer valid because Trump never signed it.