Trump will argue he is immune from lawsuits until he leaves office

Trump seeks to stop lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant

Trump seeks to stop lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant

In other words, his lawyer will argue that the needs of the federal government are to be put in front of any state court case, and dragging a sitting president through a civil trial would only have a negative impact on his ability to govern. She claims she was "ambushed by Mr Trump on more than one occasion" and "subjected to unwanted sexual touching" in incidents in NY and Los Angeles. Trump has denied Zervos's allegations and said her story was a "total fabrication". He wrote that "allowing litigation on the merits to proceed prior to resolution of this crucial and threshold constitutional issue would unduly burden the President and would defeat the goal of Presidential immunity", and stated that Clinton v. Jones established that courts should address the issue of immunity before taking other actions in such a case.

Zervos launched her lawsuit just before inauguration, and Trump's team of lawyers says that they want to settle the question of immunity as soon as possible - ostensibly so that they can get rid of this case, or at least table it until the end of his presidency.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz is arguing that Trump is immune from such litigation thanks to the Supremacy Clause in the United States Constitution.

"Apprentice" veteran Summer Zervos says Trump repeatedly fondled her without her consent. She said at a later meeting at a California hotel he became sexually aggressive, kissing her and touching her breasts.

Trump's motion also requests a 60-day delay in briefing deadlines, in part due to "the President and his staff's exceptionally busy schedule particularly during his first 100 days in office".

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The Jones suit alleging sexual harassment was filed in a federal court in Arkansas. "The US Supreme Court addressed this legal immunity issue in Clinton vs Jones and determined unanimously that no man is above the law and that includes the president of the United States", Allred said in a statement.

The suit is one of several facing the president, many filed before he took office, targeting his various businesses. But they ask that the court first decide if Trump is immune from litigation to protect him "from the burden of defending against a lawsuit in the first place". You can't sue me in civil court until after I leave office.' According to legal scholars Gloria Allred, who is actually the attorney for Ms. Zervos, says that, 'No, that's not true.

The high court's decision in Clinton's case gave attorneys for Jones the opportunity to question the president about a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. "Moreover, as in Clinton vs Jones, the public interest mandates that the immunity issue be resolved before proceeding further", the memo states.

She said Zervos 'seeks vindication of her rights and reputation, ' and that 'We look forward to arguing this issue in court'.

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