It is likely that the judge presiding over a lawsuit Donald Trump brought against a high-profile Washington, DC restaurateur will release video of the deposition Trump gave in the lawsuit, Politico reported Monday. Trump is suing Geoffrey Zakarian over his withdrawal from plans to open a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office, a decision the chef say he made because of Trump's anti-Latino rhetoric during the presidential campaign. Celebrity chef Jose Andres and Trump are also involved in a legal battle over Andres' decision to back out of his restaurant in the hotel.
The judge in the Zakarian case, D.C. Superior Court Judge Brian Holeman, turned down the Trump lawyers' request that video of the deposition he gave in June to Zakarian's lawyers be sealed. Unless Holeman shifts his approach or his decision is overturned by a higher court, the video could become public and thus be used by the Hillary Clinton campaign or Trump's other political rivals for anti-Trump campaign material.
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