A lawyer for Trump, Daniel Petrocelli, told reporters that the case is a “very difficult circumstance for a sitting president—more so, I would say, for a president-elect, because he’s turning, right now as we speak, to a mountain of challenges in front of him, to get himself up to speed,” according to The Washington Post. Petrocelli added that no president-elect had ever been in pending litigation before taking office, suggesting that Trump would have more time to testify after he gets settled in the White House.
I see Trump is living up to the Maverick label various RW outlets have slapped on him. (Probably the one McCain used to wear.)
A skeptical Curiel tendered that perhaps Trump could testify via video link, but rejected a second request that Trump’s comments on the campaign trail be excluded from evidence in the case.
If only there had been more room in the print edition and on the websites of our nation’s newspapers. Reporters might have been able to fit in a few stories about the actual legal troubles of Donald Trump. But that might have kept them from running yet another story stating that Clinton hadn’t yet been found guilty of leaking classified information. Oh well.