CBS says work needed on Daniels interview

CBS says work needed on Daniels interview

FILE - In this May 6, 2009 file photo, Stormy Daniels visits a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans. The adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump is offering to return the $130,000 she was paid for agreeing not to discuss their alleged relationship. An attorney for Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sent a letter to Trump's lawyer Monday, March 12, 2018, saying she would wire the money to Trump if she could speak openly about their relationship. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

NEW YORK /March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The CBS News chief says that a “60 Minutes” interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels is on its way but that the story needs more journalistic work.

News President David Rhodes’ statement at a conference in Israel Tuesday was the first time CBS publicly confirmed it had interviewed Daniels, who has alleged an extramarital affair with Donald Trump before he became president. Trump has denied this. Daniels’ lawyer last week had tweeted out a picture of himself, Daniels and CBS interviewer Anderson Cooper.

Rhodes, in remarks reported by Variety, also said he could not imagine what the basis would be for any legal action by Trump’s team to prevent the interview from airing. BuzzFeed had reported that Trump’s lawyers were considering seeking an injunction to stop it.

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