US judge holds hearing in suit linked to Trump University

US President-elect Donald Trump leaves a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2016A US federal judge on Thursday held a pre-trial hearing in a class-action lawsuit linked to President-elect Donald Trump’s now-defunct Trump University. US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was accused of bias by Trump during the campaign because of his Mexican heritage, heard arguments on what evidence to allow at the fraud trial set to begin November 28 and for which Trump has been called as a witness. Attorneys for Trump have sought to exclude from the trial any comments their client made during the presidential campaign on grounds it could prejudice the jury.

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