Judge delays ruling on release of Trump University video testimony

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 18:37:54-04

A federal judge who has been a target of criticism from Donald Trump is taking time to decide whether to release videos of the Republican presidential candidate testifying in a civil lawsuit.

The case involves the now-defunct Trump University. Trump's attorneys worry the images will be used to tarnish his campaign.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said Wednesday he will focus on whether there is "good cause" to protect the material over the public's right to evaluate the videotaped deposition by Trump regarding the fraud allegations.

Curiel pressed Trump's attorney during the hour-long hearing to specify what harm the videos might cause.

Trump lawyer Daniel Petrocelli says the clips would be used widely, tainting the jury pool.

Curiel did not say when he will issue his ruling.