U.S. Justice Dept. (Barr) intervenes on Trump's behalf in defamation lawsuit

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Justice Dept. Intervenes in E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit to Help Trump - The New York Times
The Justice Department moved on Tuesday to replace President Trump’s private legal team with government lawyers to defend him against a defamation lawsuit by the author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.

In a highly unusual legal move, lawyers for the Justice Department said in court papers that Mr. Trump was acting in his official capacity as president when he denied ever knowing Ms. Carroll and thus could be defended by government lawyers — in effect underwritten by taxpayer money.
 

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This has serious implications for Nov 3rd. It is another step in breaking the norms of what the Justice Department will do and establishing it as Trump's personal legal arm. Expect DOJ to be backing every authoritarian move made this fall. Next will come the indictments of his 'enemies'.
 

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