Trump Univer­sity hear­ing Friday

Baltimore Sun - - TRUMP TRANSITION - — As­so­ci­ated Press Los An­ge­les Times’ Michael A. Me­moli, W.J. Hen­ni­gan, Tracy Wilkin­son and Noam N. Levey con­trib­uted.

SAN DIEGO — U.S. District Judge Gon­zalo Curiel has sched­uled a hear­ing Friday to con­sider a re­quest by lawyers for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump to de­lay a civil fraud trial in­volv­ing his now-de­funct Trump Univer­sity un­til af­ter his in­au­gu­ra­tion in Jan­uary.

For­mer cus­tomers claim Trump mis­led them by call­ing his busi­ness a univer­sity when it was not ac­cred­ited. agree­ment signed by Pence late Tues­day.

“The gov­ern­ment is ready for the Trump folks and the Trump folks need to get mov­ing,” said Max Stier, pres­i­dent of the Part­ner­ship for Public Ser­vice, a non­par­ti­san group that fo­cuses on good gov­er­nance.

Stier said Trump seems to be fig­ur­ing out how to move from cam­paign­ing to gov­ern­ing, one of the stiffest chal­lenges that any pres­i­dent-elect faces. The task is enor­mous, he noted: hir­ing 4,000 peo­ple, im­ple­ment­ing pol­icy, learn­ing enough to avoid na­tional se­cu­rity risks, pre­par­ing a bud­get a month af­ter in­au­gu­ra­tion and pre­par­ing for “things you can’t ex­pect — the as­ter­oids that come in.”

Those most af­fected by Trump’s agenda are also anx­ious about the lack of clar­ity. Hos­pi­tal groups, health in­sur­ers, con­sumer ad­vo­cates and oth­ers have been scram­bling since the elec­tion to learn how the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion and it al­lies on Capi­tol Hill will ful­fill their pledge to re­peal and re­place the Af­ford­able Care Act.

House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to re­as­sure the public, say­ing that he was in touch with Trump al­most daily.

“We’re go­ing to do ev­ery­thing we can to help make him be as suc­cess­ful as he’s go­ing to be,” Ryan said.

Trump’s team tapped Rep. Chris Collins of New York — the first in the House to sup­port him — as a li­ai­son to House Re­pub­li­cans, and sent an aide to Tues­day’s meet­ing of the House GOP as a leg­isla­tive emis­sary.

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