Ladies and gentlemen, great news! U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan issued a 1-page order yesterday making it perfectly clear that the DOJ has no business being the President’s personal legal representative in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit against Donald J. Trump.
“[T]he docket sheet erroneously lists Mr. [Stephen] Terrell and another attorney as counsel for defendant Trump,” Kaplan wrote, referring to a Justice Department lawyer. “That is incorrect. They represent only the United States.”
So it turns out that saying “She’s not my type” does NOT fall within the scope of the President’s duties, requiring DOJ attorneys to defend him against defamation claims. Who’da thunk it?
William Barr, read it and weep!
The story, with more detail here:
Trump’s legal entanglements continue apace, and this one earns special attention because it concerns RAPE. And E. Jean Carroll still has “the dress.”
Hope your Saturday is going great!