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Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case brought by woman who accused him of rape

Posted on AllSides September 9th, 2020
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Justice Department, defamation case, Donald Trump, rage allegation

The Justice Department on Tuesday intervened in the defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says President Trump raped her years ago, moving the matter to federal court and signaling it wants to make the U.S. government — rather than Trump himself — the defendant in the case.

In filings in federal court in Manhattan, the Justice Department asserted that Trump was “acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States” when he denied during interviews in 2019 that he had raped journalist E. Jean Carroll...

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