"Bottom line: "The core question is whether the public's interest in viewing the demeanor of [Trump] in the deposition videos outweighs the impairment to judicial efficiency likely to result. The Court concludes that it does not." Or as the judge more bluntly stated it, he "is loath to increase the difficulty of the challenge of seating an impartial jury in order to achieve a limited public benefit" in releasing the videos.
Clearly, of these two most recent rulings, the more significant is the fact that the case is now going to trial in November, along with two related cases. But the class-action RICO case is the greatest threat to Trump, and a loss that would be unbecoming a president-elect, should he win in November. For if he loses the RICO case not only will he have been found to have committed serious federal felonies, but he is subject to treble damages and attorney fees, which could result in a personal bankruptcy."