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That Trump sexually assaulted her in a department store dressing room in the 19 nineties, long before he took office. Lawyers for the Justice Department said he was acting in his official capacity as president when he denied the allegations and that he never met Carol, the Justice Department said Indeed, when providing the challenge statements, the president was speaking to or responding to enquiries from the press. The Justice Department lawyers cited the Federal Tort Claims Act that gives federal employees immunity from lawsuits and would allow them to take over the case from Trump's private lawyers and move it from state court. The federal court Carroll's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, described the move as shocking and accused Trump of seeking to delay the case after a federal judge last month ruled it would be allowed to go forward. Carol has accused the president of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in late 1995 in her memoir. And the president tonight ever meeting her, saying she made the allegations in an effort just to sell her books. She filed the lawsuit in November, saying the president's statements inflicted emotional pain and suffering. They damaged her reputation and caused her substantial professional harm. For us A radio news. I'm Wendy King.

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