Bloomberg Law
Jan. 10, 2023, 6:07 PM

Trump Lawyer Tells Court Denying Rape Claim Was Part of Job (1)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in the District of Columbia’s highest local court Tuesday that the former president’s allegedly defamatory remarks about New York author E. Jean Carroll, who claims he raped her in the 1990s, fell within the scope of his government duties at the time.

Trump maintains that he was acting on behalf of the American people in June 2019 when he denied Carroll’s allegation — including by accusing her of fabricating the rape to help sell a book and criticizing her appearance by saying: “Number one, she’s not my type.”

The hearing in Washington before a ...

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