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Glenn Kirschner: DOJ Announces it will Defend Donald Trump in Defamation Lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll


June 09, 2021

In a disappointing turn of events, the Department of Justice filed a motion in federal court yesterday defending Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by E. Jean Carroll. The court had ruled that the allegedly defamatory statements by Trump about Ms. Carroll were not within the scope of his official presidential duties or employment. The DOJ disagrees and has come to Donald Trump’s defense. Here’s is some of what’s at stake by the DOJ taking this troubling position.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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