E. Jean Carroll
Lawyers for the journalist, who accused Donald Trump of rape, said Attorney General William Barr's reasoning for taking over the lawsuit is bogus.
The Department of Justice is arguing President Donald Trump was “acting within the scope” of the presidency when he called E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against him a lie, telling an interviewer, “She’s not my type.”
The DOJ wants to substitute the U.S. government for Trump as the defendant in the suit brought by author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused the president of rape.
She may also continue to seek a sample of his DNA, a New York justice ruled.
The longtime advice columnist blamed her firing on the president, who she said "dragged me through the mud."
Lawyers want to determine whether Trump’s genetic material is on a dress that the advice columnist says she wore during the encounter.
Last summer, the columnist accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. He responded by saying he'd never even met her.
Summer Zervos, a former "Apprentice" contestant, is suing Trump for defamation. She's accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2007.
The advice columnist says his attempts to denigrate her have caused emotional stress and career consequences.
The House speaker said Democrats are busy handling the humanitarian crisis at the border and that Trump's own party should address the E. Jean Carroll claim.