Justice Dept. Says Trump’s Denial Of E. Jean Carroll’s Rape Accusation Is A ‘Presidential Act’

On Monday, the Justice Department stated that President Donald Trump could not be sued personally, but only as the president of the United States, for denying a rape allegation from 20 years ago, because he denied the accusation while acting as president.The DOJ made this statement after Attorney General William Barr’s decision to intervene in a lawsuit against the president filed in New York by E. Jean Carroll, a former writer for Elle magazine. Barr had sought to transfer the suit from state court to Federal District Court in Manhattan, making the federal government the defendant rather than…

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