In a new letter, the Justice Department argues that E. Jean Carroll’s amended defamation complaint rendered its position on the need to represent Trump moot.
In a letter to the judge, the Justice Department wrote:
The Attorney General’s decision on whether to find that a government employee was acting within the scope of his or her duties or employment depends on the investigative charges. Therefore, knowing which complaints are valid can relate to accreditation issues.look
Reedus v. McDonough, Case No. 1:21-cv-357, 2023 WL 1778410 at *1–*2 (ND Ind. 6 February 2023) (“The amended complaint is a complete replacement for the original complaint. and litigation proceeds solely on the allegations in the amended complaint . The Government’s prior request to represent Dr. McBride…has been voided.”)
Law professor Jen Taub explained:
It is important here to refer to the evidence presented at the trial that reveals Donald Trump’s motives. Once the Justice Department sees the discovery documents, it’s entirely possible that he was acting for personal reasons outside the scope of his presidential duties.
— Jen Taub (@jentaub) May 26, 2023
When E. Gene Carroll amended the complaint to include potentially defamatory remarks made by Trump at a recent CNN Town Hall, the issue of the lawsuit is no longer when Trump said it. It paved the way for the Justice Department to move away from Trump’s representatives. First defamatory remark about Carroll during his presidency.
As a former president, Trump has no official capacity and therefore no immunity, so the question of whether his remarks are protected speech as a senior government official is irrelevant, but the lawsuit does not involve Trump. It also includes remarks made by Mr.
Donald Trump has given Attorney General Garland the escape hatch William Barr has probably sought since he was forced to represent Trump.
President Trump’s CNN Town Hall didn’t hit record viewership.in factwhich took a toll on CNN viewers. City Hall caught the tramSued again by Carol And Trump may lose a government lawyer.
Donald Trump continues to face legal disasters.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is a White House press rep and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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