Trump Losing Legal Battle Could Bring Onslaught of Lawsuits
Former President Donald Trump argued Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., appeals court whether a writer should be immune from a defamation lawsuit against him after he dismissed her sexual harassment allegations.
The outcome will not only determine whether the case can move forward, but it could affect Trump by potentially allowing him to be the victim of more defamation lawsuits.
Trump’s lawyers claim that the e-mail came as a process of asking their client about the lawsuit brought against him by disavowed reporters. Gene Carroll – a former advice columnist who claims Trump raped her in the mid-1990s and that comments to the press were part of his job as president.
Lawyers for Kerala argued that Trump’s denial was made as a private citizen and thus he should be sued without presidential immunity.
But Trump could face more legal trouble if Keller wins, but if the D.C. Code of Appeals rules in Trump’s favor, Keller’s case will be dismissed.
But even though Trump’s words were not made within his official capacity as president, they are presumed to have lapsed within the statute of limitations.
Carroll first made her sexual allegations against Trump in June 2019. Trump’s attorney Ally Habba told a panel of judges on Tuesday that Trump’s questioning of Kerr’s allegations was a matter of public initiative.
I believe that Mr. Trump acted and fired these statements based on personal motives and that it went beyond the desires of his own mind. There are many reasons to think so. US or simply asked to reassure people about his fitness for office.
Ellen Weiselberg, Trump’s longtime staffer, expressed regret for offending him
Trump has vowed to “destroy” the cuttles while railing against Breeden at the border.
Donald Trump Jr. has demanded an investigation into Biden’s classified documents.
A law passed by Congress in 1988 protects federal employees from common-law tort suits if a claim is presented out of acts performed in the course of official duties.
“Yet it’s part of the president’s official duty to deny rape allegations from decades ago,” Leib said. Trump claimed that a president’s job is to address public concerns about his fitness for the job.
The comments cited in the second lawsuit came from a true social message posted by Trump in October 2022 in which he said he did not know Carroll and that he made up the story.
“This is a fraud and a lie just like all the other frauds that have been played on me for the past seven years and although I don’t have to say this I will say this woman is not my type,” Trump wrote.
“Either way the country wants to know how broad is a president’s authority to lie and defame the American people, we will pay close attention to the D.C. court’s decision,” Lieb said.