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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:14 PM

Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower

Source: CNN

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Updated 4:41 PM ET, Sat September 21, 2019

Washington (CNN)A New York judge on Friday ordered President Donald Trump to provide video testimony as part of an upcoming lawsuit brought by protesters who say they were assaulted by Trump's security guards during a 2015 protest outside of Trump Tower.

Judge Doris M. Gonzalez wrote in her ruling that Trump's testimony is "indispensable" to the trial and so he must provide video testimony before the trial is set to begin Thursday. The Washington Post first reported the judge's ruling.

The trial centers around a protest in September 2015 in front of Trump Tower in New York City where two protesters wore parody Ku Klux Klan outfits to protest Trump's rhetoric on illegal immigration, according to the initial court filing.

The lawsuit brought by five men who describe themselves in a complaint as "human rights activists" alleges that Trump's head of security, Keith Schiller, hit a protester, Efrain Galicia, in the head after Galicia tried to stop Schiller from taking their large cardboard signs, which read, "Trump: Make America Racist Again." The filing says that when Galicia tried to hold onto one of the signs, Schiller ripped it away from him, tearing it to pieces.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/politics/judge-orders-trump-testify-protester-trump-tower/index.html

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Reply Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower (Original post)
turbinetree Sep 21 OP
Mr.Bill Sep 21 #1
sakabatou Sep 21 #2
iluvtennis Sep 21 #7
SayItLoud Sep 21 #3
BumRushDaShow Sep 21 #5
BumRushDaShow Sep 21 #4
backtoblue Sep 21 #6
BumRushDaShow Sep 21 #9
backtoblue Sep 21 #10
BumRushDaShow Sep 21 #11
bluestarone Sep 21 #8
vsrazdem Sep 21 #12
Takket Sep 22 #13

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:42 PM

1. He'll refuse to do it.

On the other hand, I could see him taking the option of throwing the security guy under the bus somehow. Since I'm sure he was expected to have absolute loyalty to Trump, that means Trump will have none to him.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:45 PM

2. I agree that he'll refuse

And then he'll complain about the judge.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:42 PM

7. Yet, you or I would be ordered in contempt of court and put in jail.

SMDH.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:47 PM

3. I believe he's already been ordered

to testify on tape in another case....and has NEVER responded to the order.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:50 PM

5. Which case?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 05:47 PM

4. There had been an LBN on this earlier this morning that was self-deleted



But I will note what I posted in that thread - that they are apparently testing the unanimous ruling in 1997 that came about from Clinton v Jones, where the Supreme Court ruled that the executive immunity notion was not applicable to a sitting President when it had to do with events that occurred before the person became President.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:11 PM

6. Now that would be a nice presidence to have

Not that i believe he'll actually do it, but this one could possibly be appealed to the highest court and we'd get to find out for certain if the supreme court would adhere to presidence or not.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 08:14 PM

9. I think this is why you see all these civil cases starting up

In the past, he always had his fixer Cohen settle them so cases never made it to trial (requiring a deposition). But we know where Cohen is at the moment...



So....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 08:33 PM

10. Ha!

And we know gouliani isnt competent enough to carry on the job. He bonkers

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:02 PM

11. The Ghoul belongs in there with Cohen!

And in his case, THAT should have happened a long time ago!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 06:43 PM

8. Well if he refuses what will the judge do?

Anybody?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:37 PM

12. They can find him in contempt, but can't lock him up; however, they could fine him, perhaps

an exorbitant amount of money per each day that he does not respond. That would really piss him off.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 12:37 AM

13. He won't even reply and this case will simply vanish

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