Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Wednesday demanded that the Department of Justice reverse its decision to continue defending former President Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. Why it matters: The members said the continuation "seems profoundly...
New York (CNN) — The Justice Department argued in a brief filed Monday that it should be permitted to substitute itself for former President Donald Trump as defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a longtime magazine columnist, E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of rape, continuing the argument it had initiated under the previous administration even as the White House has changed hands.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday evening argued in favor of defending former President Trump in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s, with federal lawyers adopting the notion that Trump could not be sued for defamation for statements he made while acting as president.
The Justice Department under President Joe Biden is moving to defend former President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit from E. Jean Carroll who accused Trump of sexually assaulting her. The DOJ argues that they must defend Trump because his statements were made while he was president.
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The Justice Department is continuing to push its way into a defamation suit against former president Donald Trump brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who claimed he raped her in the 1990s. President Biden's Justice Department filed a brief on Monday after a federal court ruled in October that the...
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The Justice Department's Civil Division told a federal appellate court Monday night that it will continue to try and defend former President Donald Trump in a libel suit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a journalist who said Trump raped her in a department store dressing room I the 1990s. After Carroll accused Trump of rape, Trump called her a liar and said, untruthfully, that he had never even met her. Carroll sued Trump for defamation in 2019, and Attorney General William Barr stepped in last September, controversially attempting to have the Justice Department replace Trump in the lawsuit, effectively killing the litigation.
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Attorneys For E. Jean Carroll Tell Federal Appeals Court That Letting DOJ Represent Trump Would Be “Both Wrong and Dangerous”
Attorneys for E. Jean Carroll on Friday asked a federal appeals court to reject the Justice Department’s attempt to represent Donald Trump in the famed author and columnist’s lawsuit accusing the former president of defaming her by denying that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s.
Attorneys for E. Jean Carroll are asking a federal appeals court to deny the Justice Department's attempt to substitute for former President Trump in a defamation suit.
E. Jean Carroll is offering to delay collecting testimony and DNA evidence in her defamation case against President Trump , whom she has accused of sexual assault, if he gives up other records related to the case. The offer comes as the Department of Justice appeals a ruling from District...