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  • La Raza Council Cancels Pro-Muslim, Anti-Trump Event After Massive Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 10:00:50 PM PDT · by detective · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/12/2016 | Casey Harper
    A coalition of civil rights groups planned to hold an event Monday attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but cancelled it after 50 people were killed and at least 53 more wounded in a reported Islamic terrorist attack Sunday. The event was supposed to include leaders from several top rights groups including National Council of La Raza and Muslim Advocates, an advocacy group founded by American Muslim lawyers. The groups said in a press release promoting the event they planned to condemn Trump for “demonizing” certain groups and would demand an apology. The...
  • UCLA student editor discovers UCLA shooter's religion bio was changed within hours of shooting

    06/02/2016 5:00:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    This is the "white male" UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar that the media has been telling us about for the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, none of what the media is telling us is true. The media appears to be falsely reporting identities that don't fit their political agenda. UCLA student Pardes S. witnessed a shocking moment when changed Sarkar's religion from Islam to Hindu. The news is now all over social media:
  • Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    05/09/2016 6:02:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 190 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • WOW: Trump Hatin’ “Mexican Judge” Awarded Scholarships To Illegal Immigrants

    06/09/2016 11:42:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies ^ | 6/9/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    The Trump hating “Mexican” judge once stressed his Mexican heritage as being essential to relationship he built with Mexican government, saluted his own “immigrant” origins, and repeatedly worked with anti-white activist group La Raza. Judge Gonzalo Curiel even awarded scholarships to illegal immigrants in San Diego in 2014. >snip< While nearly all of the scholarship winners were born in another country Ricardo Elorza bragged about his accomplishments as an illegal. Mr. Elorza immigration to the United States when he was 11 years old. In college, he led worships at high schools, non-profit organizations, colleges and parks where he talked about...
  • 'Latinas for Trump' holds its first event in Miami: 'We don't think he's a racist'

    06/09/2016 11:57:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | 6/09/2016 | Francisco Alvarado
    MIAMI – Shortly after Ted Cruz and John Kasich abandoned the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Denise Galvez found herself in a conundrum. The Cuban-American public relations guru had voted for Sen. Marco Rubio in the March Florida primary that he lost by double digits to the eventual nominee, Donald Trump. “I have known Rubio for a long time,” Galvez said. “I thought he was the best candidate.” She could have either sat out the general election, temporarily switch her allegiance to the Democrats, vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, or cast her ballot for Trump, a candidate who...
  • Appears Judge Gonzalo Curiel may be the racist...not Trump

    06/09/2016 12:42:36 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 8, 2016 | Sher Zieve
    Before getting into the racially-challenged Judge Curiel, here is a brief history of La Raza for those who are, yet, unfamiliar with the organization. I started writing about La Raza (and MEChA) in 2006. Both of these are virulent racist anti-white organizations that want to have US land ceded to Mexico, will affect riots and all manner of violence to do so and have gotten a pass from the current administration. Instead, Obama appointed former Head of La Raza Cecilia Munoz to 2 positions in his White House...that of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and the position she currently maintains as...
  • Lawyers Used Trump University Case to Ask Political Questions

    06/09/2016 12:58:48 PM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/09/2016 | Joel Pollak
    Transcripts of Donald Trump’s depositions in the Trump University fraud case show that opposing lawyers used the opportunity to ask him political questions in an effort to undermine his credibility.

    06/09/2016 4:22:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 63 replies
    THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION REJECTS TRUMP'S RACIST ASSERTIONS Washington, DC –­­­­ The Hispanic National Bar Association represents the interests of nearly 54 million Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, which is approximately 17% of the U.S. population. By his recent derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump’s disrespect of such a large segment of the population of America is not only unbelievable, but outright wrong. His comment that Mexico only sends rapists and criminals to the United States reveals a racist nature that cannot and will not go unnoticed by the Hispanic National Bar Association nor the Latino community. Those...
  • Newly formed anti-Trump group confirms protests ahead of billionaire's Irish visit

    06/08/2016 11:19:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dublin Journal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Cormac Fitzgerald
    A SERIES OF demonstrations against the presumptive US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be held when the controversial billionaire arrives in Ireland later this month. A “Trump Not Welcome” umbrella protest group has been set up to protest against the businessman when he lands here later in June to visit his golf resort at Doonbeg, Co Clare. (TWEET-AT-LINK) The group – comprised of AAA-PBP and the Green Party as well as activists in women’s, anti-war and anti-racist organisations – had a meeting last night in which it organised a demonstration for Dublin on 23 June. It will be held...
  • Big data reports Latino support for Trump on the rise at 37%

    06/08/2016 11:59:42 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 42 replies ^ | 6/8/16 | Lili Gil Valletta
    It is evident that Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning, leaving the so- called experts, analysts, journalists and even the GOP itself puzzled by the power and effectiveness of his approach. Whether you agree with him or not, his rise and political success is undeniable. He has activated a sentiment in people that appeals to the raw emotion of Washington frustration. On the other hand, he has also set a tone in which public labeling, divisive rhetoric and racially charged comments are “OK” in the public eye, and has unraveled a whole new way of freedom of...
  • Latino judge attacked by Trump battled Mexican drug cartels as federal prosecutor

    06/08/2016 11:46:05 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 57 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Greg Moran
    Snce the fall of 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has quietly presided over hundreds of cases from a spacious wood-paneled courtroom on the second floor of the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego, drawing little attention outside the tightknit federal legal community. It’s a building that Curiel is familiar with, from his 13-year-long tenure as a narcotics prosecutor with the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego, eventually rising to chief of the unit. There, from 1989 to 2002, he built a reputation as a tough, effective lawyer in charge of a special task force charged with dismantling the...
  • Loss of Confidence in San Jose Fire Dept, Mayor and Police Chief

    06/08/2016 8:07:42 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/8/16 | Milford421
    " TITLE CODE OF ETHICS FOR OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF SAN JOSE PURPOSE AND SCOPE ... City employees and officials are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty and conduct in all activities in order to inspire public confidence and trust in City employees."... "... "The citizens of San José expect and must receive the highest standard of ethics from all those in the public service. City officers and employees must be independent, impartial and responsible in the performance of their duties and accountable to the members of the public." ..." "POLICY Elected and...
  • Ronald Reagan’s Son: My Dad Wouldn’t Support Trump

    06/08/2016 7:24:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump says can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP front-runner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan. Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead, his son Michael Reagan...
  • GOP Luminaries bashing Trump thereby endorse La Raza

    06/08/2016 5:11:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Did Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell do their La Raza homework before calling Trump a bigot? It appears they may not have. Or worse, they’ve done their homework, but chose not to factor in the nature of the organization named La Raza. Jerome R. Corsi, in WND posted an article entitled “Judge, Law Firm Bringing Trump U Case Both Tied To La Raza.” It begins: “The federal judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a group that while not a branch of the National Council...
  • Trump University Plaintiff Seeks To Withdraw From Suit, Fearing Public Trial

    03/09/2016 5:16:03 AM PST · by McGruff · 30 replies
    TPM ^ | March 8, 2016 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court. The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal class action lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers said the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable. A judge will consider the request Friday, four days before Florida and Ohio hold their primaries. Trump's attorneys say the lawsuit should be dismissed if Makaeff is allowed to withdraw, arguing...
  • Out of Prison, Living in Luxury (Attys filing Trump U suit)

    02/27/2016 4:26:38 AM PST · by true believer forever · 52 replies
    Sam Diego Reader ^ | May 26, 2010 | Don Bauder
    Lerach, who recently emerged from an almost two-year stretch in prison, is greatly responsible for this rigged game. As an attorney who filed hundreds of class-action suits against corporations, he became a bigger fraudster than a lot of the companies he was pursuing. First, he filed many dubious suits, rejoicing when 90 percent of the companies decided to settle for millions of dollars rather than spend the time and money fighting. That stratagem wasn’t illegal, but it was grossly unethical — the classic shakedown. Companies called it getting “Lerached.” Second, Lerach and his firms paid fat kickbacks to shifty characters...

    07/03/2015 3:18:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 144 replies
    BPBNewTimes ^ | 3 JUL 2015 | CHRIS JOSEPH
    Donald Trump must disclose how much money he made from his so-called Trump University, San Diego U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled this week. The judge ruled that one of several plaintiffs that had signed up for Trump U is allowed to question the current GOP presidential candidate about the profit he made, whether directly or indirectly, from Trump University. ((snip)) In his ruling, Curiel added that Trump failed to show "that a broad federal right to financial privacy exists that bars discovery regarding any financial transactions of a defendant accused of defrauding large numbers of people." "Thus, Trump's payments...
  • Court rules N.Y. attorney general's Trump University fraud lawsuit can proceed

    03/01/2016 10:51:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/01/2016 | BY GLENN BLAIN, DAREH GREGORIAN
    Super Tuesday has gotten off to a not-so-super start for Donald Trump - a state appeals court has denied his bid to toss out a lawsuit that charges his Trump University was a fraud. In a unanimous ruling, a four judge panel of the state Appellate Division said the state Attorney General's office is "authorized to bring a cause of action for fraud" - despite the billionaire's claims to the contrary. Lawyers for Trump and his now-defunct school had contended that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's suit should be tossed because the statute of limitations on the case had expired. Schneiderman...
  • Donald Trump (is) scolded for remarks about Trump University lawsuit judge

    02/28/2016 9:18:51 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | Feb 28 2016 | CBS
    NEW YORK - Donald Trump implied Saturday that a lawsuit over the now-defunct Trump University filed against him by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman may have been a conspiracy involving President Barack Obama. CBS New York reported the Republican front-runner railed against the California judge presiding over the civil suit, calling him hostile and noting his Hispanic ethnicity.

    02/27/2016 3:26:09 AM PST · by true believer forever · 130 replies
    NinetyEight Per Cent Approval ^ | February 27, 2016 | Staff
    In the case of Trump University, the situation is even more disturbing. While Schneiderman’s investigation into Trump University first arose out of a larger inquiry into for-profit schools that accepted federal funding, his office quickly learned that neither Trump University nor its students had ever received any form of federal funding, subsidies or other government aid and offered all of its students a 3 day money back guarantee if they were not completely satisfied. Despite learning these facts, for the last two years, Schneiderman’s office has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars conducting a no holds barred, scorched earth...
  • Donald Trump says he may re-open Trump University

    07/04/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:21 PM | BY Ken Lovett
    Confident he is going to beat back a $40 million fraud lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, billionaire developer Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering re-opening his defunct Trump University.
  • Trump claims Trump University judge has 'absolute conflict'

    06/03/2016 6:34:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by former Trump University students has an "absolute conflict" in handling the case because he is "of Mexican heritage." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells The Wall Street Journal that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has "an inherent conflict of interest" because Trump is "building a wall," a reference to Trump's proposal to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Judge in Trump University case changes order to unseal docs "records mistakenly released"

    06/01/2016 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 84 replies ^ | June 1, 2016, 4:58 PM | AP
    AP June 1, 2016, 4:58 PM Judge in Trump University case changes order to unseal docs WASHINGTON -- The judge in a class action lawsuit against Trump University on Wednesday ordered some records that have been released to be yanked from public view. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel late Tuesday ordered some released documents to be resealed and resubmitted with sections blacked-out. He said some records had "mistakenly" been released Friday, when he ordered some documents made public.
  • Trump University Plaintiff Law Firm Paid Clintons $450,000 for Speeches

    06/01/2016 8:54:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    One of the law firms picked by the Judge in the Trump University case — the very Judge Donald Trump accuses by name of anti-Trump bias — awarded this firm the case after — say again after — Hillary and Bill Clinton had been paid a cool $450,000 for two speeches by the firm.
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Trump University Lawsuit Brought By Firm Who Paid $675,000 To Bill and Hillary Clinton…

    05/31/2016 2:50:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Conervative Treehouse ^ | 5/31/2016 | Sundance
    [Via Lawnewz] Donald Trump has undoubtedly made the class action lawsuit against Trump University a prime campaign issue. For the last several days, he has been on a tear against federal Judge Gonzolo Curiel who is overseeing one of the class action lawsuits against Trump University. In the lawsuit, former students claim that the University and Trump violated federal law by luring them to sign up with false promises and then defrauded them once they handed over their checks. discovered that when it comes to politics, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd, the law firm behind the class action lawsuit,...
  • Here’s The ‘HILLARY UNIVERSITY’ Scandal No One In The Media Is Talking About

    06/04/2016 8:46:25 AM PDT · by weston · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2016 | Aleister
    With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations
  • Here’s The ‘HILLARY UNIVERSITY’ Scandal No One In The Media Is Talking About

    06/03/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2016 | Aleister
    Democrats and their allies in media have been obsessing on Trump University for weeks now while completely ignoring a major scandal involving Hillary and Bill Clinton’s relationship to a for-profit college. Breitbart reports: “ Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept. Funneled $55 Million Back With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.
  • Trump defends criticism of judge with Mexican heritage

    06/03/2016 2:40:25 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Donald Trump on Friday vociferously defended his claims that a judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University is biased because of his Mexican heritage -- pushing back against criticism that his objections are racist. Speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead," Trump repeatedly referenced his plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and renegotiate trade agreements between the two countries. The presumptive GOP nominee said U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a federal district judge in the Southern District of California, has made "rulings that people can't even believe."
  • NY Attorney General Slams Trump University as 'Fraud From Beginning to End'

    06/02/2016 2:43:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is confident that his state’s case against Donald Trump and Trump University will prove that the real estate mogul pocketed millions of dollars from the now defunct program. “He keeps saying he’s going to win the case, but he keeps losing motions” in court, Schneiderman said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Trump University is the target of two lawsuits in California and one in New York, where Schneiderman is pursuing fraud-related charges. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, released a campaign ad Wednesday featuring a few former students praising Trump University.
  • Trump: I'll reopen Trump University after I win

    06/02/2016 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/02/2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to reopen Trump University, the beleaguered real estate seminar business that is the target of multiple lawsuits and has become a new favorite attack line for Hillary Clinton. "After the litigation is disposed of and the case won, I have instructed my execs to open Trump U(?), so much interest in it! I will be pres." Trump tweeted Thursday. Despite Trump University being the subject of two class-action lawsuits and a $40 million lawsuit from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Trump has previously expressed interest in reopening the business, either running it himself or...
  • Trump promotes positive Trump University success stories

    06/01/2016 4:12:18 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    politico ^ | June 1, 2016 | By Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is turning to testimonials from former customers of his for-profit Trump University on Wednesday, as the presumptive Republican nominee faces renewed political scrutiny and ongoing litigation in separate cases.
  • 'He didn't hire the right people.' Trump University's instructor reveals 'truth' behind its collapse

    03/29/2016 6:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/28/2016 | Daniel Bates
    * James Harris, 47, says Donald Trump did not hire the right people to run Trump University * He tells Daily Mail Online he was cheated out of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees and that he plans to sue the billionaire to get it back * Harris adds that voters should not back Trump in the 2016 Presidential election because he failed in real estate - the area he claims to be expert in * Despite having a felony conviction for assault, Harris was hired as 'faculty' at Trump University which ran from 2005 to 2010 * Trump University...
  • Donald Trump Will Be Called to Testify in Trial About His 'University'

    04/27/2016 5:44:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2016 | AARON KATERSKY and MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The New York attorney general suggests that Donald Trump may be taking the stand soon in a court case about the now-defunct Trump University. The news follows a New York court decision that the lawsuit filed by the attorney general against the former for-profit institution will proceed to trial, after a settlement could not be reached. "I am very pleased the judge has indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible to trial, as thousands of Mr. Trump’s alleged victims have been waiting years for relief from his fraud," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement released this...
  • NY judge decides Trump University case going to trial

    04/26/2016 6:44:05 PM PDT · by rmlew · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Fox News
    A New York judge decided Tuesday that a fraud case against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors will go to trial – raising the possibility that the Republican presidential primary front-runner could testify during campaign season.
  • Trump fights summer trial in Trump University lawsuit

    03/20/2016 3:49:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is fighting efforts to hold a trial in a federal class-action lawsuit over his Trump University real-estate program either just before or after the Republican National Convention in July. Such a trial has the potential to pull Trump off the campaign trail in order to serve as a witness. And in a filing late Friday night in federal court in San Diego, lawyers for Trump said plaintiffs' lawyers are intentionally trying to schedule the trial to interfere with his presidential campaign. "Plaintiffs’ request to set a trial date in June or August of this year...
  • The Non-Trump University

    03/18/2016 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/18/2016 | Peter Wood
    Trump University has been much in the news. A for-profit enterprise that went through several name changes and is still the target of a $40 million civil suit accusing Donald Trump of fraud, Trump U has become a centerpiece of attacks on Trump by his political opponents. The lawsuit and the attacks focus on the bait-and-switch tactics of Trump U. The folks who enrolled and paid substantial tuition thought they would get one thing and got another. They thought they would be learning some of Trump’s secrets to cashing in on the real estate market. They received instead some bromides...
  • Makaeff v. Trump Univerity, LLC

    03/18/2016 8:36:51 AM PDT · by DrewsDad · 43 replies
    California Anti-SLAPP Project ^ | June 16, 2014 | United States District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel
    United States District Court for the Southern District of California ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF/COUNTER DEFENDANT’S SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE DEFENDANT/ COUNTERCLAIMANT’S DEFAMATION COUNTERCLAIM; ... Between August 2008 and June 2009, Makaeff attended approximately seven real estate investing and finance seminars, workshops, and classes hosted by Trump University and spent a total of approximately $60,000 on the programs. Although Trump University asserts Makaeff was satisfied with the services Trump University provided to her, noting that Makaeff frequently provided excellent reviews of the programs,Makaeff states the Trump University programs she attended were unsatisfactory. Specifically, Makaeff alleges the programs were shorter than advertised, ,...
  • NY court reinstates fraud case Trump said was ‘largely won’

    03/11/2016 11:38:51 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    "That case has been largely won, although they're appealing," Trump said on "Meet the Press" Sunday about the Schneiderman lawsuit. "But that case has been largely won by me."-snip-Trump will be fighting legal battles over Trump University on three fronts. He is facing two class-action lawsuits over the school in federal court in San Diego, one of which, as Yahoo News first reported, is headed to trial -- possibly as early as later this spring or summer -- with Trump on the witness list. -snip-Trump University was launched by Trump in 2005 with a promotional video in which he claimed,...
  • Former Trump U salesman in new ad: 'I couldn't sleep at night'

    03/10/2016 11:00:10 AM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 118 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    Anti-Donald Trump forces are expanding their offensive against the Republican front-runner, releasing a TV advertisement in Florida just days before the state's primary that spotlights a former Trump University salesman who says he was "ashamed" to work for the online school. In the 60-second ad, the employee, named Cliff, describes receiving "nonstop calls with complaints" from customers unhappy with Trump University services. He also talks about the school's low ratings from the Better Business Bureau. "I think I walked away from the job because I couldn't sleep at night," Cliff says. "With Donald Trump, you always have to read the...
  • Trump University Hired Motivational Speakers and a Felon as Faculty

    03/10/2016 5:49:50 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 6, 2016 | Olivia Nuzzi
    In 2008, James Harris was hired to be an instructor with Trump University, the online school launched by reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump three years earlier. Harris was a motivational speaker from Pompton Plains, New Jersey, with slicked-back hair and a shit-eating grin. There was an easy, energetic way about him—like Billy Mays having just returned from a Hamptons vacation—and his lectures, which relied on his alleged real life success story, could be captivating. According to seminar transcripts filed in one class-action lawsuit against Trump University and reviewed by The Daily Beast, Harris told students that...
  • Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

    03/09/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 03/09/2016 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court. The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers said the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable. A judge will consider the request Friday, four days before Florida and Ohio hold their primaries. Trump's attorneys say the lawsuit should be dismissed if Makaeff is allowed...
  • Documents Reveal What Trump Actually Said About His University

    03/07/2016 10:34:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Julianna Goldman, Laura Strickler
    Julianna Goldman, Laura Strickler CBS News March 7, 2016 Documents Reveal What Trump Actually Said About His University Republican groups fighting Donald Trump are trying everything to derail the front-runner, including airing ads targeting Trump University. The program sold nearly 7,000 students on learning the billionaire's real estate secrets, but the school began winding down in 2010. More than 150 former students allege it was a fraud. Three lawsuits have been filed, one $40 million case in New York brought by the state's attorney general and two class action suits in California. Trump University began in 2004 with online courses...
  • Trump U. Suit: Donald Can’t Identify His ‘Hand-Picked’ Faculty

    03/04/2016 7:16:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    YahooNews ^ | March 04, 2016
    Trump U. Suit: Donald Can’t Identify His ‘Hand-Picked’ Faculty by Michael Isikoff Donald Trump acknowledged in two recent sworn depositions that he did not “hand-pick” any of the instructors at Trump University — one of whom was a convicted felon, according to new court filings in the case. On the campaign trail in recent days, Trump has been vigorously defending the operations of Trump University, describing the lawsuits against the now defunct school as a “minor civil case” that he will win and that were brought by a “sleazebag law firm.” But the new court filings in two of the...
  • Schneiderman: Trump University Fraud 'Pretty Straightforward'

    03/04/2016 12:06:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | March 04, 2016 | Chris Isidore
    Schneiderman: Trump University Fraud 'Pretty Straightforward' by Chris Isidore @CNNMoney March 4, 2016: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that evidence of the fraud perpetrated by Trump University is "pretty straightforward." "It [was] a bait and switch scheme," he said on CNN's New Day Friday, defending his and other lawsuits against the school. "He did ads saying my hand-picked instructors will teach you my personal secrets. You just copy what I did and get rich." But Schneiderman said evidence in the case makes clear that Trump was not involved in hiring instructors, and that he didn't create the program's...
  • Better Business Bureau: Donald Trump Right on 'A' Rating - Mostly

    03/03/2016 9:19:05 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 28 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim Sunday that his self-named university got a "A rating" from the Better Business Bureau is true -- but that's only half the story. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump defended Trump University, which largely shut down in 2011 and is the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging false marketing for what was essentially an entrepreneurship seminar, not a college. The course got a "98 percent approval rating and high marks" from participants, Trump said on "Meet the Press," adding: "We have an A from the Better Business Bureau." Trump repeated the BBB...
  • Better Business Bureau Issues Corrections On Trump University Stories

    03/09/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    The Better Business Bureau responded to a slew of what it deemed misinformation Tuesday, clarifying that Trump University only received an A+ rating from the group after complaints dropped as the business drew down operations. The BBB said in a statement that it did not provide any documents or comment to Fox News moderators for Thursday night’s debate. In the debate Megyn Kelly challenged Donald Trump on his previous claims that Trump University, a program which offered courses on real estate and investing, had an A rating with the BBB. Kelly said records showed Trump University had a D- ranking...
  • Better Business Bureau Confirms: Trump University Had a D- Rating

    03/08/2016 11:46:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | March 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    During last week's Fox News GOP debate in Detroit, Donald Trump was confronted by anchor Megyn Kelly about Trump University. Trump claimed during the debate Trump University received an A-rating from the Better Business Bureau. As Kelly pointed out in an exchange with Trump at the debate, that is false. Trump then claimed the BBB faxed him in the middle of the debate to confirm the A-rating. They didn't. Trump's people handed moderators a sheet of paper and claimed it was from the BBB to verify the A-rating. It wasn't.  Megyn Kelly EXPOSES Donald's TRUMP University SCAMS! - GOP Debate Trump...
  • Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales: Trump right to question judge’s fairness

    06/04/2016 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 110 replies ^ | June 04, 2016, 12:55 pm | Mark Hensch
    June 04, 2016, 12:55 pm Former attorney general: Trump right to question judge’s fairness By Mark Hensch Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says Donald Trump is right to challenge the fairness a judge overseeing lawsuits against him. “An independent judiciary is extremely important. But that value is not the only one in play here,” Gonzales wrote in a Saturday op-ed for The Washington Post. "Equally important, if not more important from my perspective as a former judge and U.S. attorney general, is a litigant’s right to a fair trial,” he continued. “The protection of that right is a primary reason...
  • Ex-AG Alberto Gonzales endorses Kasich

    02/28/2016 6:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | February 28, 2016 | Cassie Spodak, CNN
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) --Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Saturday endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president. "It takes courage, it takes wisdom, it takes vision, it takes integrity," Gonzales said about Kasich during a campaign event in Nashville. "Someone with experience is very important in the Oval Office." "The reason I am supporting Governor Kasich is because I love America." Gonzales added....