Hundreds of Trump University Court Documents to Be Released

Posted: May 31, 2016 2:00 PM

Trump University is back in the news. Remember this exchange from the March 3 Fox News GOP presidential debate? 

A civil fraud case against Trump for the program won't be debated in court until after the November election, but we're about to find out some details surrounding documents being used in the case. 

Late last week Trump mocked U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, the judge presiding over the case, and pointed out his Mexican race.  

"The judge, who happens to be, we believe Mexican, which is great. I think that's fine.," Trump said last Friday.

That same day, Curiel ordered hundreds of Trump University documents to be released to the Washington Post.

A federal judge has ordered internal Trump University documents to be released as part of a class-action lawsuit that alleges the now-defunct business owned by the presumptive GOP nominee defrauded students.

The order, requested by the Washington Post, was granted by U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel Friday. The Washington Post first reported the order online Saturday.

 The class-action civil lawsuit accuses the real estate mogul of fraud after students paid up to $35,000 for courses they say were worthless. Trump's lawyers deny any wrongdoing in the case.

The Post's order sought to unseal 153 pages from four Trump University "playbooks." Another judge earlier ruled that most of the material in the playbooks wasn't confidential or a trade secret. Politico already posted one of the playbooks online in full, Curiel noted.

"I have a judge who is very very unfair. He knows he's unfair and I'll win the Trump University case," Trump said Tuesday during a press conference. 

Trump has stated he could easily settle the Trump University case, but because he is a "man of principle" who never settles, he'll battle it out in court instead.