Biden govt seeks to defend Trump in rape denial lawsuit

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New York (AFP) – President Joe Biden’s Justice Department wants to defend Donald Trump against a defamation lawsuit by an American columnist who says the ex-president raped her. The bizarre twist in the case brought by E. Jean Carroll was revealed in a document filed by Justice Department lawyers to an appeals court in New York on Monday. The government’s lawyers said Trump’s June 2019 denial of Carroll’s allegation, in which he said he’d never met her and that she was “not my type,” was “crude and disrespectful.” But they added that New York Judge Lewis Kaplan had been “erroneous” to rule in …

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