By David Bauder, The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a “Trump TV” media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming on his Facebook page.
The inaugural “Live From Trump Tower,” an online program hosted by Trump campaign surrogates Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, directly competed Monday with the ABC, CBS and NBC national newscasts and their increasingly gloomy assessments of the Republican presidential candidate’s chances of winning the upcoming election.
The program, expected to air eight more times before the election, is collaboration between the campaign and a fledgling company that has been streaming Trump’s campaign rallies online for more than a year.
A federal judge sealed a photograph that allegedly captures the moment when music superstar Taylor Swift was groped before a 2013 concert by a local radio personality who has since sued the singer for slander.
However, Judge William J. Martinez’s four-page ruling filed Friday denied all other requests by Swift’s attorneys to seal other photos and hundreds of pages of records including descriptions of what the banned photograph illustrates.
Jackson’s ruling said that the motion failed — with one exception — to prove the public’s interest in access to court documents in her case “outweighed, let alone ‘heavily outweighed'” Swift’s narrow private interests.
That one exception was a photograph of a June 2, 2013, encounter at the Pepsi Center prior to a Swift concert that Jackson feared might taint the jury.
“The court will restrict access to the photograph filed as Exhibit 14 to defendants’ motion for summary judgment only because of the potential that widespread media dissemination of this image might significantly complicate jury selection,” Martinez wrote in the ruling.
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David “Jackson” Mueller filed the slander suit in September 2015 claiming he was fired from his job and banned from Swift concerts for life based on false allegations about the alleged groping.