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Judge rejects Trump bid to bar campaign statements from fraud trial

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>> From his late night tweets to his controversial statements on immigrants, Donald Trump's push to keep some of his greatest hits from the campaign trail out of a San Diego courtroom falling flat. Thursday, US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel refusing, at least for now, to keep a wide range of the president-elect's comments from the ears of the jury in his upcoming Trump University fraud trial.
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Trump's lawyers wanted to keep out a veritable laundry list of statements about his tax issues, bankruptcies, his role in beauty pageants, the Trump Foundation controversies and sexual misconduct allegations against him. After his ruling, the judge offering this advice. Correspondent Dan Levine was in court.>> The judge recommended to both sides that they settle the case, given that Trump is now the president-elect.
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He'd been fighting the case very hard and has taken it to the eve of trial. After the hearing, one of Trump's lawyers told reporters that he didn't know if Trump wanted to settle, but that he might have to be a little bit more flexible now, given the situation.
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>> Former students say, they were lured by empty promises to learn Trump's real estate investing so-called secrets in exchange for as much as 35 grand, allegations Trump denies. Judge Curiel himself became one of Trump's targets this summer. Trump said, Curiel, an American born to Mexican parents, could not be impartial because of Trump's pledge to build a wall between the US and Mexico.