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Biden's Justice Department will continue to try to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit

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The Week
 2021-06-08
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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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