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Trump not entitled to immunity in Carroll defamation lawsuit, DoJ says

Posted on AllSides July 12th, 2023
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Justice, Immunity, Donald Trump, Defamation, E Jean Carroll
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The justice department has reversed its position on defending Donald Trump in a lawsuit brought by the writer E Jean Carroll, paving the way for a possible trial in January.

The department said in a court filing on Tuesday that it could no longer conclude Trump was acting in his capacity as president when he made allegedly defamatory statements about Carroll in 2019.

The former Elle magazine columnist alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Trump in a New York department store in 1996, a claim that he dismissed as “a complete...

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