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Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:16 PM

Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial

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Source: New York Times

During the presidential campaign, Joseph R. Biden Jr., then the Democratic candidate, slammed his opponent, Donald J. Trump, for a highly unusual legal move: bringing in the Justice Department to represent him in a defamation lawsuit stemming from a decades-old rape allegation.

At one of their debates, Mr. Biden accused Mr. Trump of treating the Justice Department like his “own law firm” in the suit, filed against him by the writer E. Jean Carroll. “What’s that all about?” he sarcastically asked.

But on Monday night, nearly eight months after Mr. Biden’s attack, his own Justice Department essentially adopted Mr. Trump’s position, arguing that he could not be sued for defamation because he had made the supposedly offending statements as part of his official duties as president.

In a brief filed with a federal appeals court in New York, the Justice Department acknowledged that Mr. Trump’s remarks about Ms. Carroll were “crude and disrespectful,” but the department also claimed that the Trump administration’s arguments were correct — a position that could lead to Ms. Carroll’s lawsuit being dismissed.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/nyregion/trump-jean-carroll-lawsuit.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20210607&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=headline®i_id=71870852&segment_id=60124&user_id=717968e0022336e1bc2480fb9405c484

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Reply Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial (Original post)
Unknown Beatle Jun 7 OP
JohnSJ Jun 7 #1
DavidDvorkin Jun 7 #2
cilla4progress Jun 7 #3
PSPS Jun 7 #4
left-of-center2012 Jun 8 #5
Unknown Beatle Jun 8 #6
progree Jun 8 #7
secondwind Jun 8 #8
progree Jun 8 #10
PSPS Jun 8 #9
progree Jun 8 #11
videohead5 Jun 8 #12
Omaha Steve Jun 8 #13

Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:21 PM

1. Are there trumpets still left in the DOJ, because this is just wrong

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:40 PM

2. WTF?

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:48 PM

3. This

Pisses me off.

Does Garland have a long game?

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 11:59 PM

4. This is the 3rd time garland has done trump's bidding.

This kind of behavior will just encourage democrats to go back to not voting. Biden will lose in '24 and so will most democrats running in contested races down the ballot.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 12:05 AM

5. Duplicate post

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 12:08 AM

6. I searched DU first

and nothing came up, so I posted it.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 01:46 AM

7. Well, now you know that it's a dupe so the thing to do is self-delete it

And what kind of "I searched DU" did you do, that you couldn't find it?
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142753515

it's 51 minutes earlier than yours, and separated by only one post in LBN in chronological order by time first posted, so its not like it was some super-massive search effort to find it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1014&sort=time

A dupe is a dupe is a dupe is a dupe. That you searched and didn't see it does not de-dupify the dupe.

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Response to progree (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 02:29 AM

8. Let's be kind to one another.


It doesn’t serve any purpose to use cutting remarks, we are family here.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 03:20 AM

10. Part of kindness is considering the number of people taking the time to

alert on the post, plus the time a host takes to lock it. The person, once made aware of it, could have self-deleted it when informed, but chose not to.

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Response to progree (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 02:59 AM

9. A search won't find an OP from a blocked user. It's happened to me.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 03:26 AM

11. Yes, but once informed that it was a duplicate, the person could have self-deleted when informed,

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 03:58 AM

12. Biden has nothing to do with this

He said he was not going to tell his DOJ what to do or not to do. The DOJ should not be defending Trump. Let him defend himself.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 05:01 AM

13. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142753515

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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