Justice Department can't represent President Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge rules

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Justice Department effort to intervene was blocked in a defamation case against Trump by E. Jean Carroll after he denied her claim that he raped her.
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Published on October 27, 2020 -  01:18
DOJ can't defend Trump in rape defamation suit: judge
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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