Trump Attacks Federal Judge in Trump U Case

chubascochubasco Posts: 18,390 Officer

The presumptive GOP nominee devotes 12 minutes of a 58-minute address to the suit


SAN DIEGO–In one of his most personal attacks against an apolitical figure since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump delivered an extended tirade about the federal judge overseeing the civil litigation against his defunct education program.

Mr. Trump’s attack on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was extraordinary not just in its scope and intensity but for its location: Before a crowd packed into a convention center here that had been primed for the New York billionaire with a warm-up speech from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater. His name is Gonzalo Curiel,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd of several thousand booed. “He is not doing the right thing. And I figure, what the hell? Why not talk about it for two minutes?”

Mr. Trump spoke for far more than two minutes about Judge Curiel and the Trump University case–he devoted 12 minutes of a 58-minute address to the litigation, which is scheduled to go to trial in San Diego federal court Nov. 28. Mr. Trump’s attorney said earlier this month that Mr. Trump would testify in the six-year-old case.

The plaintiffs in the Trump University case, whom Mr. Trump also condemned by name Friday, accuse him and the now-defunct school of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for real estate advice. Mr. Trump said Friday that Trump University received “mostly unbelievable reviews” from its 10,000 students.

To the San Diego crowd, Mr. Trump argued that Judge Curiel should be removed from the case because he is biased against him. The evidence Mr. Trump presented: Rulings against him and the fact that Judge Curial was appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama. The Senate confirmed Judge Curiel by a voice vote in September 2012.

An aide in Judge Curiel’s chambers on Friday said the judicial code of conduct prevents him from responding to Mr. Trump.

“We’re in front of a very hostile judge,” Mr. Trump said. “The judge was appointed by Barack Obama, federal judge. Frankly, he should recuse himself because he’s given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative.”

Mr. Trump also told the audience, which had previously chanted the Republican standard-bearer’s signature “build that wall” mantra in reference to Mr. Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border, that Judge Curiel is “Mexican.”

“What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine,” Mr. Trump said.

Judge Curiel was born in Indiana.

Mr. Trump told the crowd he looks forward to returning to San Diego for the trial in November and asked for an investigation into Judge Curiel for reasons he did not specify.

“I think Judge Curiel should be ashamed of himself,” Mr. Trump said. “I’m telling you, this court system, judges in this court system, federal court, they ought to look into Judge Curiel. Because what Judge Curiel is doing is a total disgrace, OK? But we’ll come back in November. Wouldn’t that be wild if I’m president and I come back to do a civil case? Where everybody likes it. OK. This is called life, folks.”


http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/05/27/trump-attacks-federal-judge-in-trump-u-case/



So presidential. No wonder I can't get more than a $10.00 bet against Hillary even after I sweetened the pot.
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  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,366 Admiral
    Supreme Court Justices boycott Clinton State Of The Union Address.......even the ones appointed by Democrats.

    What's worse?
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,678 AG
    That's his MO. He has no policy to talk about, so he resorts to name calling.
    Vote for the other candidate
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,678 AG
    bswiv wrote: »
    Supreme Court Justices boycott Clinton State Of The Union Address.......even the ones appointed by Democrats.

    What's worse?

    It's true that none of the Justices attended, but I don't believe it was an organized boycott.
    Vote for the other candidate
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,404 Admiral
    Maybe that judge shouldn't be so biased and hostile? :)
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,678 AG
    Maybe that judge shouldn't be so biased and hostile? :)

    Trump U graduate? :)
    Vote for the other candidate
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,390 Officer
    Trump may learn the hard way that it's never a good idea to pizz off a Federal judge who is appointed for life.


    Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents
    Source: Washington Post

    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including “playbooks” that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate.

    The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets.

    Curiel’s order came the same day that Trump railed against the judge at a boisterous San Diego rally for his handling of the case, in which students have alleged they were misled and defrauded. The trial is set for November.

    Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel’s Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump’s support for building a wall on the Mexican border, said Friday that Curiel “happens to be, we believe, Mexican.” Trump called the judge a “hater of Donald Trump” who had “railroaded” him in the case.

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/judge-orders-release-of-internal-trump-university-documents/2016/05/28/2e960e5e-24f9-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html
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  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,404 Admiral
    Obama says Trump has world leaders "rattled." This judge must be insane to provoke such a person.
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    The Dumpster says it's good to rattle world leaders & he's ready/willing/able to rattle North Korea's leader.
  • rodzrodz Posts: 666 Officer
    18 U.S. Code § 1521 - Retaliating against a Federal judge or Federal law enforcement officer by false claim or slander of title . . .

    Up to 10 years in the pen . . . the fine would be chump change to Donnie. Sometimes a little bit of time does a man good.

    What do you think Curiel's chances for a SC seat are . . . now?

    Trump's a hoot. I wish I coulda seen his attorney's face when Trumps tirade was unleashed.

    :USA
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,390 Officer
    Trump suggested Friday, as he has before, that he might move to recuse Curiel from the suits. However, the real estate mogul's lawyers have never brought such a motion.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2016/05/donald-trump-university-judge-unseals-files-223687#ixzz4A2ersOTA


    Suks when your lawyers see no basis for your claims.
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  • sjm1582002sjm1582002 Posts: 4,327 Captain
    Seems innocuous compared to the vicous attacks on Bork and Thomas.

    Bed time for Gonzo.
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,390 Officer
    sjm1582002 wrote: »
    Seems innocuous compared to the vicous attacks on Bork and Thomas.

    Bed time for Gonzo.

    Seems innocuous compared to the Nuremberg trials too. Of course neither have anything to do with this issue.


    Anyone involved in litigation with half a brain knows that's its beyond stupid to pizz of the judge but then, it often seems that Trump does not have half a brain.
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  • sjm1582002sjm1582002 Posts: 4,327 Captain
    chubasco wrote: »
    Seems innocuous compared to the Nuremberg trials too. Of course neither have anything to do with this issue.

    Anyone involved in litigation with half a brain knows that's its beyond stupid to pizz of the judge but then, it often seems that Trump does not have half a brain.

    Your sudden concern is quite amusing given your past approval of the same tactic.
  • chubascochubasco Posts: 18,390 Officer
    sjm1582002 wrote: »
    Your sudden concern is quite amusing given your past approval of the same tactic.


    Just because I invent something does not mean you have the automatic right to use it. RWNJ's seem to always lack creative abilities. No wonder they love Fox.
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  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 19,387 AG
    Keep trying Chubby... nothing will stick. Trump has redefined Teflon.
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    nothing will stick. Trump has redefined Teflon.

    Just like his peers, the Clintons.
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    Yeah, the dump is not a deranged idiot at all....ha ha ha
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  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,308 AG
    FIFH

    “What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Jewish, which is great. I think that’s fine” .

    It probably sounded better in the original German.
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,678 AG
    FIFH

    “What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Jewish, which is great. I think that’s fine” .

    It probably sounded better in the original German.

    If for no other reason, Trump's inability to control his extremely large, loud, mouth and his paper thin skin disqualify him for president.
    Vote for the other candidate
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