Attorney General William Barr uses the Justice Department to take on a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill.
Barr’s decision comes not long after Trump’s personal legal team tried to argue that the case should be delayed because they’re running out of money. The judge denied the request.
E. Jean Carrol revealed in a book last year that Donald Trump (allegedly) raped her in a department store fitting room in the 1990s. She wasn’t taking him to court, until he called her a liar, questioned her credibility publicly, and otherwise attacked her personally. He also claims he couldn’t have raped her because, “she’s not my type.”
Trump’s attacks on Carrol caused her to lose her job and have trouble finding a new one, so Carrol filed a defamation lawsuit.
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