Trump Lawyers: He’s Too Busy And Important To Deal With Defamation Suit Filed By Alleged Assault Victim

The Associated Press reports:

Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact should at least be blocked while he’s in office because he’s too busy and important.

Summer Zervos was a contestant on the show in 2006 and sued the Republican after he dismissed as “fabricated and made-up charges” her claims that he made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel in 2007. Her lawsuit sought an apology and at least $2,914.

Trump’s lawyers argued the U.S. Constitution immunizes him from being sued in state court while he’s president and said the case should at least be delayed until he’s out of office. The lawyers said their position is supported by a long line of U.S. Supreme Court cases requiring courts to show deference to the president and his schedule.

In 1997, the US Supreme Court ruled that sitting presidents are not immune from civil lawsuits filed for incidents that preceded his taking office. And Trump’s lawyers know that, of course.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Too busy watching Faux News and tweeting from the toilet.

    • Joe in PA

      #redundant

  • gaycuckhubby

    I wouldnt bet on his lawyers knowing much. Tbh
    /s

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Todd20036

      He’s a Republican. But he hates child molesters. Yay

      • gaycuckhubby

        The other option is everyone in the world instantly turn into Democrats

        • JCF

          http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxkjpn6iUk1qbcq69.gif

          Seriously, cucky, I get your point: we can’t go all purity, anymore than the Berners did. But there’s still something to be said, “It’s not your Means—it’s your ENDS that are horrible!”

          Insane Purity: “Don’t Vote for Hillary: she’s only committed to raising the minimum wage to $12, when we demand $15!” (and it’s STILL mofo $7.25!)

          Reasonable Purity: “Don’t come whining to me how noble ‘Country Over Party’ you are, when you STILL want to raise taxes on those making ***$10K a year***, in order to cut taxes for billionaires!” This.Is.Evil.

  • Robert Adams

    Maybe they could hold the trial on a golf course.

    • Nic Peterson

      Or a Kangaroo Court?

      • sSS

        He looks somewhat like Captain Kangaroo. No offence to the Captain.

        • RobynWatts

          Hope Captain Trump-A-Lot goes down, taking the entire GOP fleet with him!

    • Adam Stevens

      Or Burger King. He’ll show up for anything with a ‘King’ in it.

      • Lazycrockett

        King Royale.

      • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

        Not having a Big Whopper of his own. . .

        • Frances

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      • Kruhn

        He’s a McDonald’s guy.

        • J Ascher

          Yeah, he’s really a Hamburglar!

      • J Ascher

        King Leer

      • Snownova

        Finally a compelling argument for getting rid of the Monarchy here in the Netherlands!

    • Uncle Mark

      They could serve the summons in a bucket of KFC

    • Harveyrabbit
      • Lumpy Gaga

        Look – a new name for brownstain: TRUM

        • JackFknTwist

          Huh, aka Santorum.

      • Marides48

        His Depends were leaking?

      • netxtown

        I guess we will have to rule out ‘reptile’ as he doesn’t have a watertight ass.

    • DaveMiller135

      I definitely think the hours he spends on golfing and tweeting could be repurposed.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    It won’t take that long for him to testify in court, if he need be there at all.

    Lawyers can and will handle this.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Hopefully the judge isn’t persuaded by this ridiculous argument

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL, well we have all seen the caliber of his ” lawyers “.

    • William

      I’ll sue you for that comment!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I’m kinda busy right now.
        Too bad!

    • Uncle Mark

      SAYS WHO?!!

    • JackFknTwist

      You hit the nail on the head.
      A lawyer who pretends he wrote the Trump Tweet that incriminated him.

      Yeah, he should be struck off.

      But a friend in the US tells me that Trump/turd now asserts, through that self same lawyer, that he is above the law, civil or criminal.

      Well, the last person to so assert was Charles I at his trial in 1649 before Cromwells’ Parliamentarians. A few days later he was walked out of the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London and his head was chopped off.

      This gives me new ideas for Trump/turd.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        May history repeat !

      • BearEyes

        Nixon tried the above the law crap as well. Didn’t work out well for him despite keeping his head.

        #France1789

      • David Walker

        Our “last person to so assert” was Richard Milhous* Nixon. Sadly, the same fate didn’t befall him. I say we go for best out of 3…the fucking moron either leaves or gets his head permanently removed from his body. I can’t say that I have preference, but I’ll honor whichever wins.

        *One reason I have made my peace with computers is Spell Check. It didn’t think I meant Milhous. It suggest “Jailhouse” instead. Love it.

        • JackFknTwist

          Yeah, it s a time honoured punishment for tyrants.
          Signed:
          Robspierre.

  • another_steve

    The DNC needs to pay for round-the-clock security for any woman who steps forward to recount her experiences with the orange sexual predator. Cable News needs to be covering their stories 24/7. That and Russiagate.

    Why is the Democratic Party not pursuing this?

    Is the party surrendering?

  • The_Wretched

    Eh his lawyers don’t have a lot to go on and the ‘he’s too busy and important’ is a generally legally valid argument for a politician to make. It’s the defendant providing a fig leaf for the biased judge to just give them a legal break. it works part of the time even though it should not (per that 1997 case Joe mentions).

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Well 18 holes of golf does take a while. Then there’s a stop at McDonald’s for a couple of Big Macs, a Filet-o-fish, and a shake. So yeah, not much time left in the day.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Then there’s the tweeting. Several hours spent each day sitting on his golden toilet reacting to whatever the outrage-du-jour is on Fox.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JohnJay

      Yes. There will be rioting and violence. And as soon as we hear that one or more people have been killed… we can say:
      “Donald… you killed those people. Their blood is on you”.

      • Bluto

        but Benghazi!
        This is going to be a royal, deadly shitstorm. Good job on that peace agreement.

      • Ninja0980

        Not to mention folks like Saradon.

      • Uncle Mark

        Nah….he’ll blame the violence on those “evil moooslems.” One would think he’s going out of his way to ensnare this nation into a war or encourage an act of terrorism…almost as if he’s trying to distract Americans from something…..

      • GeoffreyPS

        And you think he’d care? The tgat probably turns him on. Makes his hands seem bigger.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I saw on twitter just moments ago that he is putting it off for 6 months now. I’m trying to source it

      • marshlc

        It comes around on a six month timetable. Both Bush and Obama were putting it off, six months at a time, for years now.

    • another_steve

      I’m sure he promised the christofascists here in the states that he’d eventually do this if they agreed to support him in the election last year.

      Recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, as well as the appointment of christofascist judges to the U.S. federal bench.

      • JohnJay

        Yes. They want this to speed up Armageddon and the coming of Christ.

        • Jeffg166

          What will they do when the world ends and jeebus is a no show?

          • David Walker

            “A lot of people are going to be surprised when they wake up dead.” Offered by one of my favorite naughty professors in college. She lasted two years…The Truly Religious running the school (not to mention a few parents some holy students) were not amused.

          • Dazzer

            Fuck with their heads.

            Tell them that the Rapture has already happened and Jeebus only took seven people.

          • Jeffg166

            Do you think ther are 7 Christians who would qualify on the planet? I have my doubts.

        • BobSF_94117

          On the other hand, with the Middle East headed towards war anyway, why not now…

        • GeoffreyPS

          A coworker (an ally) and i were dicussing this concept today at work. I said that if someone believes in God it seems rather presumptive to force his hand.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Looks like he flinched after Germany threatened him… https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/938139347030822912

      • Cuberly Deux

        Wonder how that sits with the talibanjelicals that rode him into office.

      • BobSF_94117

        Just a reminder to them what’s at stake. The whole thing was an exercise to prop up Moore.

    • gaycuckhubby
      • Cuberly Deux

        Trump, Bannon & Putin want total chaos in the west. They’re pretty committed to that endeavor.

    • David Walker

      Seriously: Would this have been Jared’s influence? Or would Mrs. Ivanka Trump have argued against it?

    • BearEyes

      is this bannon or putin whispering in tRump’s ear?
      Asinine idiocy!

    • Charles Nelson

      Trump moves US Embassy to Jerusalem. Riots break out all over in Islamic countries. Trump extends Muslim Ban to all Islamic countries the Trump Organization does not owe money.

      • JCF

        Nailed it!

    • JCF

      The laser crosshairs you feel on the back of your head? Trump put that there: ISIS/Al Qaeda/the next Islamist scourge merely has to line up the gun.

  • Pip

    New way of getting out of lawsuits? I’m sorry, I’m too busy to be sued right now.

  • Buford

    Them balls ain’t gonna golf themselves…!

  • rednekokie

    Of all the gall. That’s as idiotic as saying banks are to large to fail. B. S. to the nth degree.

  • MikeBx2

    Probably the most asked question of Trump on twitter after one if his tweets is “don’t you have anything better to do?”.

  • Statistics Palin

    Discovery will be fun.

  • jpinphx

    Jesus Christ…..its going to be a long 3 years waking up to madness from the Trump Administration….

  • Stubenville

    Yea, those inane tweets aren’t going to write themselves.

  • William
    • djcoastermark

      Um, that might be a bit too busy for t rump.

    • Uncle Mark

      Cute…but isn’t that dial too big for his tiny, pussy-grabbing fingers?

    • Robincho

      He completed this in 7 hours, then bragged about that: “On the box it says 2-4 years!”…

    • Robincho

      He completed this in 7 hours, then bragged about that: “On the box it says 2-4 years!”…

    • Robincho

      He completed this in 7 hours, then bragged about that: “On the box it says 2-4 years!”…

    • Snarkaholic

      Which of those buttons launches the nukes?

  • easygoingmister

    So today is Large Marge’s Birthday – Happy Birthday Marge!

    https://twitter.com/peeweeherman/status/938093430823010305

    • kelven

      Of course I had to…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv08vnIlnIw

      “I get off right up here…” 🙂

      • Robincho

        “There’s queer things done ‘neath the midnight sun,
        But the queerest they ever did see
        Was the night on the marge of Lake LaBarge
        When I fellated Sam McGee.”

        (with apologies to Robert Cervix)…

    • Cuberly Deux

      In the mid-90s I met a lesbian through a mutual friend that had named her Harley, Large Marge. It even had a pretty awesome stylized airbrushing of Marge in her flannels on the gas tank.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Are you serious? Right in front of my Purity Ball cupcakes?”

      • gaycuckhubby

        😲😲

      • JCF

        ROFL!

  • Paddycakes2001

    How dare Drumpf’s lawyers disrespect state’s rights by saying, sure the President can be sued in federal court (see P. Jones v. W.J. Clinton), but can’t be sued in those pesky, inferior state courts???

  • gaycuckhubby

    I think it’s hilarious that the WH Press uses MAL as shorthand for Mar-a-Lago

    • Tread

      Accurate.

  • Glenn E Ross

    In 1997, the US Supreme Court ruled that sitting presidents are not immune from civil lawsuits filed for incidents that preceded his taking office.

    What’s the odds that the current Supreme Court would find a difference and overturn the 1997 ruling?

    • gaycuckhubby

      3%

  • gaycuckhubby
    • boobert

      I’d like to see him replace hatch!

      • gaycuckhubby

        Me too!

    • boatboy_srq

      “something close to treason”?

      • Jeffg166

        Treason lite?

        • David Walker

          “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason?
          For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.”
          John Harington

    • JCF

      Having trouble getting past “the tax cuts and the judges”: not only because the treason made them possible, but for the EVIL they are in themselves. Republicanism is killing this country (and planet!), and whether it’s buried under a US or Russian flag seems like a distinction w/o a difference.

    • netxtown

      is there a treason-ish?

  • gaycuckhubby

    OMG… JON!!!
    This is the best thing I saw today!
    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/938184667609608192

    • boatboy_srq

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Glad you liked it. I do try to do my best. 🙂

  • Michael R
  • Jerry Roland

    That orange man looks like he’s permanently set to kiss someone’s butt. I can’t stand looking at him. I wish some butch lesbian would grab him by the **lls and twist sharply.

    • David Walker

      It would take too long to try to find them. The Secret Service guys would reluctantly escort her away. I’d suggest a good swift knee job with perhaps the admonition, “Here. Take a knee for the country.” Steel-toe work boots would be best, and the SS guys would stand in admiration…and a little fear.

  • boatboy_srq

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact should at least be blocked while he’s in office because he’s too busy and important.

    Damn, us libtards really missed out on using this justification for blocking Whitewater etc back in 1993.

    /s

    Srsly: they’re actually arguing this? And expecting to slide on it? Can we PLEASE get a better grade of Reichwingnut?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Whitewater.

      Blackwater is Erik Prince’s first excellent adventure.

      • boatboy_srq

        Thnx. Fixt.

        It’s been a looooong day.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Is Congress actually getting serious about their investigation?
    https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/938186308400369664

    • David Walker

      Oh, dear. I don’t know what a Rhona is. Rhona Barrett? All of her stuff would be hear-say and thus sort of inadmissible. Besides, isn’t she dead?

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Wasn’t “Rhona” a TV series in the 70s starring Marge Simpson?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And yet Geraldo lives long and prospers.

    • BobSF_94117

      No, not if you mean the House.

  • Trump’s not too busy to play golf, how many times? Eight-one times. https://www.salon.com/2017/11/30/trump-golf-carts/

  • Ninja0980

    Should be noted that the Clinton accusers everyone likes to deflect to when stuff like this brought up continue to fully support Trump despite stories like this.
    Because they are telling the truth but anyone who accused Trump/Moore etc. are liars.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Paula Jones established the precedent.

    • Jeffg166

      Yes, she came back to bite them in their collective asses.

  • FelineMama

    “Too busy & Important?” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! These guys are comedians!
    Too busy, tweeting, golfing & trying to start WWIII. Yea, maybe you’re right! Keep the pressure on, Summer!!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh honey, that’s not how it works….Nixon lied, being president doesn’t mean you can do anything you like…silly aneurysm in waiting…

  • Jason

    Of course he cant take time off for court. Who is going to play all that golf? Mike Pence? Not at any course that allows women other than mrs Pence!

  • Cuberly Deux

    The next time a Cult45er rants about elites….heh….um, hate to break it to them but their god emperor isn’t immune.

  • Dayglo

    Too busy MAGA for any of that rapey stuff.

  • Michael R
    • Lazycrockett

      While most elections usually revolve around kitchen table issues, this one seems to be all bout abortion.

      • Michael R

        His twitter page looks like a bunch of 1970’s arguments

        • Lazycrockett

          I have seen numerous journalist from Alabama say that if Jones wasn’t Pro Choice he would be ahead in the polls.

          • Tread

            I wish he would lie and just say, I’m not pro-choice anymore. Fuck, they do it all the time.

      • JCF

        Thanks Obama!

        [No, seriously. It’s the outstanding Obama Economy, which has pushed “kitchen table issues” to the backburner, while wingnut social issues come to the fore. See re 1994: Clinton had gotten the American economy moving again, which enable Newtie’s “Contract with ON America” to gain the simple/narrow-minded.]

    • BearEyes

      Moore knows his base will believe that lie.

      • Michael R

        ” The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common :
        They don’t alter their views to fit the facts.
        They alter the facts to fit their views. “

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Pam Burch Simpson

    Perhaps they can have the trial or whatever it might be on the weekend. He does nothing but golf then. That would also cut down on the deficit a lot since no golf.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    Have his lawyers never heard of Clinton v Jones (1997)?

    This was a case in which the Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY ruled that a sitting president DOES NOT have immunity from civil litigation while he’s in office.

    Trump’s lawyers are putting forth a laughably bad argument.

    • David Walker

      Perhaps because they have a laughably bad client.

  • And SCOTUS will rule that the precedent set in Clinton v. Jones doesn’t apply to Republican presidents. :-/

  • Lazycrockett

    Hey McCain maybe Make A Wish Foundation could help.

    https://twitter.com/WilDonnelly/status/938192917298122753

  • Michael R
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    O/T So…um…yeah, this happened when a moronic straight white christer decided to straightsplain to this queer what bigotry is and how it works…yeah, I wasn’t having it. FYI, the impetus for this exchange was my stating the while Joy Reid was tone deaf in her tweets of a few years back, most of us gays knew what she was saying and understood the context. Suffice to say, the two dimensional thinkers on the right had a hard time comprehending that through bouts of “whataboutism” So fucking predictable.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9eba5bfac2b736e2ee4a13a4f7f9ab5a9bdd4b9fbd71023b9c643b854b0ecb8.jpg

    • David Walker

      Well done.

    • Ninja0980

      This is the Bernie Bots wanting to get her fired for daring to cross St. Bernie.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Well you know lawyers. They will find another angle to try to get around Clinton.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Disqus be broken….DOH!

  • greenmanTN
    • TominDC

      I wasn’t going to say something about appreciating a man with a big cock… but that xtian fan thing is just a total boner-killer.

    • ohbear1957

      “You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!”

  • bkmn

    Then just don’t bother sending anyone to represent him so the women can win by default.

  • Todd20036

    And yet they felt obligated to impeach bill Clinton for less

  • ohbear1957
  • Michael R

    “ Look, I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife, I love my wife. ”

    https://youtu.be/dr7GUKoViGs

    • Dayglo

      What sort of dick doesn’t like to be touched?

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Not mine, I tell ya!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Pennsylvania, isn’t it?

    • Ninja0980

      You’re making me horny, please stop.

    • TimCA

      Wow. Just wow! What an idiot!

    • JohnJay

      Methinks he doth protest too much.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Apparently, “Democrat” == “Fag”

      http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/conservative-pa-lawmaker-metcalfe-bradford-heterosexual-touching-20171205.html

      A shocked Bradford — who, according to his official biography, is married to a woman and has four children — began laughing.

      Maybe it’s just being from Montgomery County.

    • Lumpy Gaga
      • Michael R

        “You can’t make this stuff up!” Sims wrote. “The most homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, xenophobic member of our government is using legislative time, and tax payer dollars, to interrupt a meeting to announce his sexual orientation.”

      • BobSF_94117

        From the article:

        In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Metcalfe said that Bradford for
        months has been “continually reaching out and touching me,” and that he has asked him to stop.

        “If someone touches another person, and they say, ‘stop touching me,’ and they don’t stop, that’s serious business,” said Metcalfe.

        Where he comes from, Metcalfe added, such behavior could constitute battery — and would justify someone defending himself.

        If he has privately asked him to stop, I can see getting a bit frustrated, but one has to wonder where he comes from. Saudi Arabia?

    • Natty Enquirer

      “And if you meet me after the session, I’ll show you exactly where I don’t like to be touched.”

    • boobert

      He’s got some unresolved issues !

  • JAKvirginia

    Tweeting, golfing, personal appearances at Mar-a-Lago wedding parties, rallies and 2020 campaign gigs… Somehow I don’t think the judge will buy it.

  • Tomcat

    Why don’t you know that suing trump would be like suing jesus christ?

  • gaycuckhubby
  • Dazzer

    I’m just putting this here for anyone who gets bored and wants to catch up with the Kathy Griffin situation.

    She was recently interviewed by the BBC’s HARDtalk – a show on the news channel that tends to interview Nobel Laureates, senior and important people. It’s a sort of ‘prestige’ show to be interviewed on because only interesting people get invited on.

    She has some interesting stuff to say, but I was mostly intrigued by how she’s turning into Princess Diaries Julie Andrews.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMPcBd78Zbg

    • worstcultever

      dang – she FIERCE

  • charemor

    Too busy and important? Is that supposed to be a joke?

    • kanehau

      They meant impotent.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Just change “Clinton” to “Trump” in the Supreme Court decision in the Paula Jones case.

  • Mikey

    to be perfectly fair, Trump’s lawyer is right: golfing is a VERY time-consuming thing.

  • -M-

    Paula Jones, and he golfs two or three times a week when he’s not busy live-tweeting Fox and Friends.

  • DesertSun59

    I can’t imagine who they’re trying to fool. 45 golfs every weekend and does NOTHING of import except dismantle our nation from within.

  • justme

    Little Donnie got confused … after all “work” and “golf” are both 4 letter words…

  • justme

    E.O.’s are not work…Hell they aren’t even legislation…

  • Coprolite

    NO one is above the law, not even the President.

  • Jon Doh

    He’s too busy defaming people to deal with a defamation suit.

  • Marides48

    Lock him up?

  • MonochromeMouse

    I don’t think “I’m too important and busy to go to court” will go over too well with most judges.

  • Gianni

    “…he’s too busy and important…” Those are two things that definitely do not apply to President Donnie.

  • caphillprof

    Busy watching TV, eating Big Macs and playing golf. He lacks the mental capacity to sit through a deposition or a court proceeding.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon’s howls on any topic are worthless as he is. My Grandparents didn’t vote for Fascists; they shot them. Time for the firing squad in the CapitAl Basin shown on TV Globally. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f6c2ac98fc1f60da04cdd60143df7d63046de6ef34b87bfb0fcd150bb2874d0.png