LEGAL/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. In an order dated Tuesday [6-19-18], U.S. District Judge James Otero said the amount of media attention in the case was not a sufficient reason to reconsider the 90-day stay he had imposed in April. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a non-disclosure agreement under which Cohen paid her $130,000 not to discuss her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006 and 2007. In granting the stay, Otero had cited the potential overlap between Daniels’ lawsuit and a separate criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan that he said could result in Cohen’s indictment. That investigation is continuing.”

-Reuters Staff, “Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen,” Reuters, June 20, 2018 6:14 am