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Trump’s defamation case: Attorney General welcomes Justice Ministry intervention

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Attorney General William Barr defended the Justice Ministry’s move to intervene in the Defamation Case against US President Donald Trump. He said that the steps of the Ministry of Justice have been taken according to the law and this law is clear.

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  • Last Updated:September 10, 2020, 11:16 PM IST

Washington. US Attorney General William Barr has defended the Justice Ministry’s move to intervene in the defamation case against the country’s President Donald Trump, while experts point to the federal government defending the president in an apparently private dispute. Doubts on the efforts. Writer E. Jean Carroll alleged last year that Trump raped her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. Trump had commented that Carroll was ‘lying in a big way’ to increase sales of his book. Carroll filed a defamation suit alleging that Trump’s comments damaged his career and tarnished his character.

The Attorney General said at a press conference in Chicago that the Justice Ministry’s action was taken in accordance with the law and “the law is clear.” This is often done. At the same time, experts raised doubts on the scope of this defamation case having any connection with the duties of the White House. Experts said the ministry’s move may help delay the hearing of Trump’s case, but it would be very difficult for administration lawyers to prove that Trump has denied his official capacity when denying Carroll’s allegations Treated under.

Washington. US Attorney General William Barr has defended the Justice Ministry’s move to intervene in the defamation case against the country’s President Donald Trump, while experts point to the federal government defending the president in an apparently private dispute. Doubts on the efforts. Writer E. Jean Carroll alleged last year that Trump raped her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. Trump had commented that Carroll was ‘lying in a big way’ to increase sales of his book. Carroll filed a defamation suit alleging that Trump’s comments damaged his career and tarnished his character.

The Attorney General said at a press conference in Chicago that the Justice Ministry’s action was taken in accordance with the law and “the law is clear.” This is often done. At the same time, the experts doubted the scope of this defamation case having any relation to the duties of the White House. Experts said the ministry’s move may help delay the hearing of Trump’s case, but it would be very difficult for the administration’s lawyers to prove that Trump has denied his official capacity when denying Carroll’s allegations Treated under.

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‘Petition to be made defender’
Former US President George H.W. Stuart Gerson, who led the ‘Civil Division’ of the Ministry of Justice under Bush’s rule, said, ‘I would not have made such an argument and if the President had approached me to do so, I would have refused.’ It is noteworthy that the US Ministry of Justice has filed a petition to transfer the defamation case against Trump to federal court and instead of Trump to make America the defender in the case.

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