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Judge rejects DOJ's attempt to shield Trump from defamation lawsuit

CBS News Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Federal judge says Trump isn't an "employee of the government," and therefore is not protected by a law to protect federal employees from civil litigation.
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A federal judge has ruled the Department of Justice can’t defend President Donald Trump in a defamation suit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s.

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