Saturday, August 8, 2020

Trump faces deposition in rape case

There are lots of stories this morning. For example, the Rethugs in Congress just torpedoed chances for another stimulus package by refusing to participate in negotiations - their way or no way. But here is a short announcement from Heather Cox Richardson (Letters from an American) about Trump’s legal worries.

Last night, a judge ruled that Trump can no longer stall a defamation lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist who claims Trump raped her twenty years ago. Carroll sued Trump when he called her a liar. Her lawyers will now be able to depose Trump, and to try to get a DNA test from him to compare the results to material on the dress she was wearing when he allegedly attacked her. Today Carroll tweeted at the president: “IT’S ON!! See you in court.”


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