The Washington Post reports:
The Justice Department’s Civil Division under President Biden is continuing the Trump-era push to represent the former president in a defamation lawsuit brought by author E. Jean Carroll, according to a Monday night appellate court filing.
The lawsuit brought by Carroll — who accused Donald Trump two years ago of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s — has been stalled in litigation over whether the Justice Department had standing to represent him on the grounds that his denials in response to her claim were made while performing his presidential duties.
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Like Carroll’s attorney, I find it “shocking that the current DOJ would allow Donald Trump to get away with lying” about raping Jean Carroll, “thereby depriving her of her day in court.” The job of POTUS doesn’t include defaming accusers of pre-POTUS rapeshttps://t.co/B7wq5LG4SI
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) June 8, 2021
WTF?? Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney, said in a statement that it was “truly shocking that the current Department of Justice would allow Donald Trump to get away with lying” about raping Carroll, “thereby depriving our client of her day in court.” https://t.co/sYry022p3I
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) June 8, 2021
E. Jean Carroll is a warrior and will prevail but the appalling decision by #MerrickGarland ‘s #DOJ is a wake-up call. The DOJ needs to clean house.
We’ve got your back, E. Jean.@kaplanrobbie @JoyceWhiteVance @KatiePhang @jentaub
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) June 8, 2021
BREAKING: Biden Justice Dept is backing—yes, backing—Bill Barr’s move to have DOJ take over Trump’s defense in libel suit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of rape in 1990s. If successful, drive will almost certainly shut down her suit https://t.co/D70fN1WJD5
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) June 8, 2021