Trump attorneys to argue for delay in Trump University trial

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SAN DIEGO (AP) – A federal judge in San Diego will consider arguments on President-elect Donald Trump’s latest request to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration on Jan. 20.

Trump’s attorneys said in a court filing ahead of Friday’s hearing that preparations for the White House were “critical and all-consuming.” Six months ago, when they sought a delay until after Inauguration Day, Trump’s legal team said the period between the election and swearing-in is extremely hectic for a president-elect but that it was preferable to a trial during the campaign.

Trump’s attorneys also raise the prospect of having the president-elect testify by video recording before the trial begins in the class-action lawsuit on Nov. 28.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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