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FILE- In this May 23, 2005, file photo, Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. The manual for Trump University events was precise: the room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And staff should only provide records to an attorney general if compelled by subpoena. Instructing employees how to stall law enforcement investigations might seem like an unusual part of running a seminar company, but at Trump University it was par for the course. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

President-elect Trump wants the Trump University trial delayed until after inauguration


Donald Trump's attorneys want the upcoming trial on Trump University delayed until after the president-elect's inauguration. 

His lawyers filed a motion in federal court on Saturday night to move the trial from November 28 to "a date after the presidential inauguration," Politico reports.

The lawyers argue the trial would hinder the presidential transition. 

This is an unprecedented circumstance...The 69 days until inauguration are critical and all-consuming.
Trump's lawyers

In the meantime, Trump faces three civil lawsuits tied to his now-defunct for-profit college, including the one scheduled for Nov. 28 in San Diego. 

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, previously criticized by Trump because "he's a Mexican," urged the parties to settle the case to avoid further complications.

Donald Trump On University: I Don't Settle Cases Often | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Why not settle?

Trump said in March that "This is a case I could have settled very easily, but I don't settle cases very easily when I'm right." 

The stakes are high for Trump.

Many have criticized Trump University, including Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald.

President-elect Trump wants the Trump University trial delayed until after inauguration

WATCH | But on Friday, Trump attorney Daniel Petrocelli said a trial was "the last thing we need right now" in light of Trump's victory.

Should the Trump University trial get delayed?

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