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Trump shouldn't have immunity in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit, DOJ says

Posted on AllSides July 11th, 2023
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The Department of Justice said in a court filing on Tuesday it can no longer conclude former President Trump was acting within the scope of office when he denied a writer's rape accusations and made allegedly defamatory remarks about her in 2019.

Why it matters: Trump previously attempted to delay proceedings for E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit over his remarks by arguing that he should be granted immunity because he made the comments at issue while speaking to the media as president.

The Justice Department previously defended Trump in the lawsuit,...

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