Jean Carroll

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Department of Justice replaces Trump's legal team with government lawyers for defence against lawsuit
Department of Justice replaces Trump's legal team with government lawyers for defence against lawsuit
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The author E. Jean Carroll had previously filed a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump. She accuses that he has raped her in a department store in Manhattan in the 1990s.

The Department of Justice has now stated in court papers that Trump has been acting in his official capacity as president when he denied that he ever got to know E. Jean Carroll and can therefore be defended by lawyers of the government.