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Judge Rules Trump Must Sit For Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit
The Hill ^ | 06/05/18 | Max Greenwood

Posted on 06/05/2018 7:20:59 PM PDT by Enlightened1

President Trump must be deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought last year by a former contestant on "The Apprentice," a judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday.

In a court order, Judge Jennifer Schechter set a Jan. 31, 2019, deadline for both parties to be deposed in the lawsuit, the New York Post reported. The parties also now face a July 13 deadline to issue requests for documents in the case.

The lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," alleges that Trump defamed her by publicly claiming she had fabricated claims that Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007.

According to the Post, the lawsuit is set to go to trial sometime after June 7, 2019.

Despite Schechter's order that Trump must sit for a deposition, there's still a chance he could avoid that. His lawyers have appealed the case to the New York Court of Appeals, and are still awaiting a response.

Mark Kasowitz, a lawyer for Trump, also said on Tuesday that he would seek to block Zervos's lawyers from asking the president about other women who allege they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Trump, the Post reported.

Schechter's order came two weeks after Kasowitz argued in a court filing that the president is immune to prosecution, and offered point-by-point denials of the allegations against Trump.

Filing the response, however, allowed Zervos's legal team to request to formally question the president under oath.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deposition; judge; lawsuit; rules; trump; trumpdeposition; trumplawsuit; zervos
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Ridiculous...
1 posted on 06/05/2018 7:20:59 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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Related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3660824/posts


2 posted on 06/05/2018 7:23:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA/KAG!!!)
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“According to the Post, the lawsuit is set to go to trial sometime after June 7, 2019.”

That’s quite a backlog! They must be reserving dates for Hillary!, Comey, Lynch, et al. ;)

*SNORT*


3 posted on 06/05/2018 7:25:31 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Enlightened1

Yes, but must he stay, roll over, or fetch?


4 posted on 06/05/2018 7:25:49 PM PDT by blackdog
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This is tiresome. Effing b.s. Trump has a country to run and some judge thinks he himself and his petty, fabricated cases are more important than nuclear disarmament in North Korea.


5 posted on 06/05/2018 7:28:47 PM PDT by Ciexyz (I have one issue and it's my economic well-being.)
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Where is a judge who can overrule this one?

I thought a sitting president cannot be sued.


6 posted on 06/05/2018 7:29:02 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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“...claims that Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007....”

Got video? No?

Got audio? No?

Got photos or witnesses? No?

Then it didn’t happen.


7 posted on 06/05/2018 7:29:15 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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This bimbo has already had her fifteen minutes


8 posted on 06/05/2018 7:29:30 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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You Cannot Depose this Sitting President.


9 posted on 06/05/2018 7:29:48 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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If the judge wins this one, hundreds of cockroaches may come out of the woodwork. Any Trump-hating feminist who was ever in the same room with him in the past 50 years can make similar allegations.


10 posted on 06/05/2018 7:32:12 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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What’s he going to do if Trump doesn’t?? The impeachment clause was designed to prevent this sort of nuisance lawsuits against a sitting president.


11 posted on 06/05/2018 7:33:32 PM PDT by CodeToad
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Bimbo?!##$.

I believe the term these days for empowered females is "@unt".

Bimbo was used up by Hillary in 1992. It's kinda lost it's pizzazz.

12 posted on 06/05/2018 7:34:51 PM PDT by blackdog
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It’ll never happen.


13 posted on 06/05/2018 7:35:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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“I thought a sitting president cannot be sued.”

You may want to ask Bill Clinton his thoughts on that question.


14 posted on 06/05/2018 7:35:43 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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You Cannot Depose this Sitting President.

They did clinton?
15 posted on 06/05/2018 7:37:55 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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I said ‘this’ sitting president.


16 posted on 06/05/2018 7:38:40 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: Enlightened1

One step above a Justice of the Peace.


17 posted on 06/05/2018 7:40:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Another bimbo disruption ...

The Stormy must have passed so the media have to invent some new "scandal" for Trump to shrug off.

18 posted on 06/05/2018 7:40:27 PM PDT by IronJack (A)
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Why is “this” relative to this situation? I think it is BS, but if the judge allows questions about other accusers no doubt this will get embarrassing.


19 posted on 06/05/2018 7:40:27 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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groped and kissed her without her consent in 2007.

The longest criminal statute of limitations in NY being 6 years for fraud (and no limit for rape, kidnapping, Class A felonies, and murder). Most other crimes are 2-5 years. The case shouldn't see the light of day unless they are somehow able to call this rape or a Class A felony.

20 posted on 06/05/2018 7:40:40 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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