The Justice Department (DOJ) on Monday night argued in defense of the former President TrumpDonald Trump Mo Brooks receives lawsuit for Swalwell A review of the Democratic congressional election found that the party did not receive a message of economic and pandemic recovery in 2020. The courts are drowning in backward positions in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of raping her in the 1
The New York Times reports that the Department of Justice, which pulled the case for the first time under President BidenJoe Biden Fauci, Jill Biden visit vaccination site in New York More than 100 former world leaders call on G7 countries to pay for global vaccination against COVID-19 President of Ukraine asks Biden to meet with him before the summit with Putin MOREseems to have embraced Trump’s position that his remarks about Carol were protected as part of his official duties as president, although he acknowledged that his words were “rude and disrespectful.” The position could lead to Carol’s claim being rejected. , writes the Times.
Carol filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump in 2019 to deny ever meeting her after she claimed in a book that he had raped her in the dressing room of a department store in New York decades earlier. Trump denied the attack in an interview with the Oval Office this year and later issued a statement alleging that Carol was lying.
The case made its way through New York State to the former Attorney General William BarrBill BarRepublicans focus on Trump’s role as critic in DOJ Watchdog DOJ called to investigate lawyers behind Barr’s remarks DOJ wants judge to drop lawsuits against Trump, Barr for Lafayette Square MORE in September, he transferred the case to a federal court, which allowed Trump’s Justice Department to represent him in the case.
In November, before Trump left office, the first federal judge to hear the case ruled that the DOJ could not defend Trump and blocked the agency’s attempts to intervene in the case, allowing the case to move forward. The Justice Department later appealed the decision, with many observers expecting Biden’s DOJ to drop the case, the Times reported.
In April, Carol called on the Biden administration’s Department of Justice not to defend Trump in her lawsuit against him. Carol’s lawyers wrote that the argument that Trump should be protected from the trial because of his status as president was “wrong.”
But Justice Department lawyers said in a report Monday that Trump acted within his office when he denied the White House that he had raped Carol.
“Elected civil servants can – and often should – consider allegations of personal misconduct that cast doubt on their suitability for work,” DOJ’s lawyers argued in a statement Monday. “Officials do not go outside their office, just because they are dealing with questions about allegations about their personal lives. “
According to the Times, DOJ’s decision to accept Trump’s position in the case surprised Carol’s lawyers.
“As women across the country stand up and hold men responsible for the attack,” Carol told the Times on Monday, “the DOJ is trying to stop me from having the same right.”