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.
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.
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.
26. In Trump University, Trump claimed to “personally select” teachers who would teach real estate secrets. He did not, they did not.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 7, 2016
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.