The Trump U Lawsuits and the Presidential Campaign

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Writing for Politico, Josh Gerstein has reported that hearings on the lawsuits against Trump University in both California and New York have been scheduled for the week in which the Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland. Ironically, given Trump’s recurring assertions that Hillary Clinton may be under indictment during the fall campaign, the lawsuits against Trump are almost certain to extend through election day, if not beyond.

If the issues surrounding Trump University are largely new to you, Gerstein provides a succinct overview: “The lawsuits generally claim that Trump misrepresented that his Trump University instructors were handpicked by him and that they had extensive background in real-estate. In fact, Trump has acknowledged he didn’t know or meet most of the teachers. One was a convicted felon. Trump has said at least one instructor lied about his background. The New York case also argues that the Trump University…

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