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Trump's video testimony in Trump University lawsuit won't go public, for now

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There is every reason to believe that release of the deposition videos would contribute to an on-going 'media frenzy'...
Judge Gonzalo Curiel

Donald Trump's video testimony on his now-closed Trump University won't go public.

Judge Gonzalo Curiel wrote that despite "legitimate public interest" in the videos, releasing the video would do more harm than good.

Trump's attorneys have argued that anti-Trump campaigns could use the testimony, making it harder to find an impartial jury.

Some transcripts of the testimony have already been released, with Trump's attorneys saying they wouldn't oppose unsealing those that remain.

But lawyers representing former Trump University customers argue the videos show important details. They claim Trump's body language shows he had little understanding of what the school was doing, despite claiming he was heavily involved.

The school is under fire for allegedly pressuring students to spend as much as $35,000 on mentorships and ultimately failing to deliver on its promises. A trial is set for November 28. 

If that judge's name sounds familiar, it's because Trump has long argued that he shouldn't be able to hear his case. He believes Curiel's Mexican heritage means he will be biased against Trump, given the whole "build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it" thing."

Trump promised in June to stop talking about the case after his comments on Curiel drew widespread criticism from within his own party.

Donald Trump doubles down on Clinton and judge (Full CNN Interview)

Here's Trump in a CNN interview on the lawsuit in June. 

Should the videos of Trump's testimony be released?

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