Biden’s DOJ Makes Trump’s Problems Worse

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( – Tuesday the Department of Justice stated that they would no longer defend the immunity of former President Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by writer E. Jean Carroll. Previously the Department of Justice had stated that Trump had been acting within the scope of his role in office when he had made the defamatory statements against Carroll who accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s.

The department is now changing its position which could mean that Trump might have to face the consequences of any damages. The Department of Justice in their statement cited the number of legal cases in courts in New York and Washington, D.C., which looked into whether or not their original certification was correct. The recent rulings, as they pointed out, did not find substantial evidence to support that Trump had been working within his employment scope when he denied Carroll’s allegations of sexual assault or made other defamatory statements against her.

The second lawsuit brought forth by Carroll went to trial in May. Following the trial a New York jury found Trump to have been liable for both sexual abuse and defamation after he denied the allegations Carroll had made. The statements assessed during this trial had not been made during Trump’s time in office, which is why they were able to move forward faster as there were no immunity issues to be handled. Trump has decided to appeal the verdict.

The first lawsuit filed by Carroll, which includes claims made by Trump during his time in office, has not gone to trial yet.

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