November 14, 2016

Lawyers suing Trump U are okay with Trump not being a witness

Politico - Lawyers pursuing a federal class-action fraud lawsuit over Donald Trump's Trump University real-estate program are urging a judge to press forward with a trial scheduled to begin later this month, even if that means forgoing any new testimony from the president-elect.

Citing his pressing transition-related obligations, Trump's lawyers are asking that the trial set for Nov. 28 be delayed until sometime after the inauguration, with Trump providing in the next two months a new round of prerecorded testimony to be shown to jurors when the trial takes place.

However, in a court filing Monday, plaintiffs lawyers warned U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel that that any further delays in the case risk rolling the case into Trump's presidency and ever more protracted postponements.

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