All she needs to convict Trump of rape is a DNA sample from any Trump family member and two of them have now volunteered.
Maybe he can share a cell with Cosby.
Guardian: The US justice department is seeking to take over Donald Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court on Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded.
Breaking: The Justice Dept just moved to take over Trump’s defense in the E. Jean Carroll rape lawsuit, even though the alleged incident occurred in the 1990’s and had nothing to do with the presidency.https://t.co/uodKzPQ6Vw
— Cliff Levy (@cliffordlevy) September 8, 2020
This is outrageous!
Bill Barr is allowing Trump to misuse the U.S. Justice Department as Trump’s personal law firm.
Not one dime of taxpayer money should be spent to help this alleged billionaire mount a legal defense against one of his rape accusers. https://t.co/wVBPnhjQOW
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 9, 2020
After New York state courts turned down Trump’s request to delay E Jean Carroll’s suit, justice department lawyers filed court papers on Tuesday aiming to shift the case into federal court and to substitute the US for Trump as the defendant. That means the federal government, rather than Trump himself, might have to pay damages if any are awarded.
Bill Barr Is Trying To Save Trump From E. Jean Carroll’s Rape Lawsuit https://t.co/rps2EchbMP
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) September 9, 2020
The filing complicates, at least for the moment, Carroll’s efforts to get a DNA sample from the president as potential evidence and to have him answer questions under oath.
Remarkable. Short on campaign cash to fight rape allegations Trump is having the DOJ take over his defense in the Jean Carroll defamation case with the argument that he was acting in the scope of his presidential duties when he denied raping Carroll. https://t.co/ADA8bvZMLM
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 9, 2020
Justice department lawyers argue that Trump was “acting within the scope of his office” when he denied Carroll’s allegations, made last year, that he raped her in a New York luxury department store in the mid-1990s. She says his comments – including that she was “totally lying” to sell a memoir – besmirched her character and harmed her career.
The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to take over President Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who has accused him of rape. https://t.co/VNf9TNzLcz
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 9, 2020
BREAKING: DOJ files to take over Trump defense in rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit. https://t.co/TSKBHocZgy
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) September 9, 2020