Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Oh, the irony.

After calling Judge Gonzalo Curiel a “Trump hater” and casting aspersions on his objectivity because of his “Mexican” heritage, Donald Trump is now asking Curiel to help him out by not releasing video footage of his depositions in the Trump University wealth seminar lawsuits over which Curiel is presiding.

As reported by Politico, the presumptive Republican nominee’s lawyers are doing everything they can to stop the public from seeing the tapes, arguing that the videos should be kept hidden because of Trump’s status as a presidential candidate. “Undoubtedly, these videos…will be used by the media and others in connection with the presidential campaign,” read a motion filed on Wednesday night with Judge Gonzalo Curiel. From Politico: 

“‘[V]ideotapes are subject to a higher degree of potential abuse than transcripts. They can be cut and spliced and used as “soundbites” on the evening news or sports shows….’ And unlike in other cases where it was unclear that ‘out of context snippets’ would be broadcast because the ‘media frenzy’ around the case had died down…the ‘media frenzy’ surrounding this case is certain to continue through the election,” Trump’s legal team added, quoting cases from federal trial courts in Indiana and New York.

To support their point, Trump lawyers cited several federal appeals court rulings rejecting the release of videotaped depositions by Bill Clinton when he was a sitting president.

“These same cautions and concerns apply with full force here to a presidential candidate whose every move is being covered by the media. Mr. Trump may be a sitting President by the time [one of the Trump University’s suits] goes to trial, in which case these principles apply with even greater force,” wrote Trump’s lawyers, lawyers referring the November 28th trial date that Judge Gonzalo Curiel has set.

The Trump camp’s move comes after a coalition of major media organizations, including The New York Times and Chicago Tribune, filed a motion for the footage’s release on June 11. Even Fox News joined their effort on June 16.

  • Share this on Google+0
  • Share this on Linkedin0
  • Share this on Reddit0
  • Print this page
  • 663

8 responses to “Donald Trump Just Asked Judge Gonzalo Curiel For A HUGE Favor”

  1. Trying to bribe someone, a judge in this case, not to further investigate this shady individual(to put it mildly), is such an old Gangster strategy. However, it’s no surprise that ‘Lord Fauntleroy’ would stoop to such a level to save his rear end.

  2. Siegfried Heydrich says:

    Oh, boy . . . this is just SO rich!

  3. charleo1 says:

    “As reported by Politico, the presumptive Republican nominee’s lawyers are doing everything they can to stop the public from seeing the tapes, arguing that the videos should be kept hidden because of Trump’s status as a presidential candidate.”
    Well, exactly my thoughts. A Presidential Candidate’s Right to secrecy, should always “TRUMP,” the public’s Right to know if they are voting for a Con, until he’s President!

  4. docb says:

    Release those suckers straight away….He is projecting what he would do if he got his hands on court documents… He is just joe blow on the street not elected to anything …another lying crooked business heiress!

    • charleo1 says:

      Trump has been led to believe, that he, like the other monied elite in this Country. That the ordinary rules don’t apply. That those in his class don’t in fact break the rules their money allows them to make. And any variance in this, causes him to feel as though he’s being singled out, and treated wholly unfairly. As his twisted sense of right and wrong leads him further afield, to insist that just because he maligns, and impugns the reputation of the judge presiding over his fraud case, on the baseless grounds of his racial heritage. A special jurist should be appointed for rich, demagoguing racist, so as not to let hateful rhetoric effect what he believes he’s entitled to. Namely a judge that ignores the plaintiff’s facts, and hands him the favorable verdict he’s come to expect.

  5. LEK56 says:

    He’s not the president, release them in their entirety.

  6. fortunev says:

    How sweet it is. It is begging the “Mejicano” judge for mercy, a trait that is beyond the understanding of its micro-brain. It will never become prez.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.