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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:49 PM

Barr's DOJ Screws Up 'Routine' Effort to Defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll Case

It was a “routine” maneuver—at least that’s how Attorney General Bill Barr previously his DOJ’s twice-unsuccessful, as of Tuesday, effort to mount a publicly funded defense of President Donald Trump amid ongoing legal woes.

In a terse two-page order by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Judge Lewis A. Kaplan admonished the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for its second failed attempt at (1) having E. Jean Carroll‘s defamation case against Trump removed from state court to federal court; and (2) having the United States “substitute itself for Donald J. Trump in his personal capacity as the defendant” in the high-profile case.

In early August, Carroll won a significant victory when the New York State Supreme Court issued a decision in her favor. That ruling resulted in Carroll’s lawyers giving Trump a series of deadlines to produce his DNA and other evidence as part of mandatory discovery in Carroll’s year-old defamation case against him.

Carroll is an author and advice columnist who accused Trump of raping her sometime in late 1995 or early 1996. She initially made that accusation—one of more than 20 such sexual assault allegations against the president—during the summer of 2019. Trump later denied the accusation in an interview with The Hill and Caroll subsequently sued him for defamation in New York State court.

In early September, Barr’s DOJ caused a stir by attempting to substitute itself as the defendant in that lawsuit by arguing Trump was “acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States” when he said that Carroll’s rape accusation was a lie.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 15 OP
Iliyah Sep 15 #1
UTUSN Sep 15 #2
Spazito Sep 15 #3
Nevilledog Sep 15 #4
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Nevilledog Sep 15 #7
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:53 PM

1. treason barr is going way downward . .

everything the shithole touches turns to shit . …...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:58 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:04 PM

3. Geez...

they are acting like the courts don't matter and they can treat judges with contempt and get away with it.

Their filing yesterday was beyond ridiculous.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:08 PM

4. I missed it. What was filed?

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Response to Spazito (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:26 PM

7. Thanks. I had read that, misunderstood that there was something additional.

I appreciate you responding.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:19 PM

6. KR

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