DOJ Files Appeal In Trump’s Rape/Defamation Case

ABC News reports:

The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday as it seeks to intervene in the defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by E. Jean Carroll.

Last month, a federal judge in New York rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to substitute for President Trump as the defendant in a suit that claimed he defamed Carroll when he accused her of lying about an alleged rape in a department store dressing room.

The DOJ had argued that President Trump made his allegedly defamatory denials of Carroll’s rape accusations while acting in his official capacity as president.