Yesterday, TU 09/08/20, the DOJ Justice Department filed in court that the federal government will take-over defending Trump who in his official capacity as president when he accused columnist for Elle
magazine, E Jean Carroll who wrote in a memoir that Trump raped her in a dressing room of a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s, saying that Carroll is lying about a rape which Trump is alleged to have committed on Carroll,
This is an unprecedented move.
Robbie Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, called the Justice Department’s argument “shocking” in a statement late Tuesday, saying it “offends me as a lawyer, and offends me even more as a citizen.”
Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig stated on CNN:
“What Bill Barr and the DOJ and the president have decided is getting accused of rape, denying that rape, attacking the accuser, and getting sued, that’s just part of the job of being president,” he said. “And as a result, John, as you said, guess who’s picking up the tab? All of our viewers, you, Alisyn, me, this one’s on the taxpayers now.”
Trump is accused of raping E Jean Carroll prior to becoming president. it was while being president that Trump accused Carroll of being a liar and said he never raped her because she "was not his type." This is the gist of Carroll's suit against Trump.
Carroll has a dress that she has kept that she states has Trump's DNA on it. Carroll's legal team has sought a DNA sample from Trump. Trump has done judicial jujitsu in attempts to block having to produce DNA - because that's exactly what innocent men accused of rape do.
Trump has been using private attorneys to defend himself from Carroll's lawsuit and paying for the lawyers from his campaign's money. Now that Trump's campaign is broke, Barr is stepping-in to defend Trump and using the flimsy excuse that the Trump was acting in his official capacity as POTUS when he claimed that Carroll is a liar and that the Federal government cannot be sued for defamation.