Lawyers: DOJ defense in Trump defamation suit is 'dangerous'

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I'm Julie Walker lawyers for a woman who is suing former president trump say the U. S. justice department made a wrong and dangerous argument in seeking to defend him during trump's presidency the justice department sought to make the U. S. and not him the defendant in the Jean Carroll's lawsuit a move that would put taxpayers on the hook if she got a pay out she alleged he raped her in the mid nineties the DOJ argued his statement that she was lying and that she's not my type still within the scope of his job as president in court papers filed late Friday Carroll's lawyers said trump's comments were personal not presidential and that accepting the justice department's view would allow federal officials to slur their detractors at will the DOJ had no comment Julie Walker New York

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