Donald Trump’s attorneys have asked a judge to prevent sexual assault accusations against the GOP nominee from being used as evidence in a civil fraud case over the defunct Trump University. The lawyers also want to bar Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, his tweets, and other controversies from being used in the trial. “Before trial begins in this case, prospective members of the jury will have the opportunity to case their vote for president,” the lawyers wrote in a filing. “It is in the ballot box where they are free to judge Mr. Trump based on all this and more.” The trial is set to being on Nov. 28, almost three weeks after the election. Earlier this year, Trump accused the judge in the case, Gonzalo Curiel, of implicit bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage. Curiel is an American citizen.
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