Attorney General Bill Barr injected the Department of Justice into a defamation suit against President Donald Trump by an alleged rape victim.
The case centers around Trump's denials and personal attacks after columnist E. Jean Carroll publicly accused him of having raped her.
“Because President Trump was acting within the scope of his office or employment at the time of the incident out of which the plaintiff’s claim arose, the United States will file a motion to substitute itself for President Trump in this action” Bill Barr’s DOJ said in the filing.
Carroll told them to "bring it" in a public message to Trump.
TO DONALD J. TRUMP Sir, I and my attorney Robbie Kaplan, are ready! So is every woman who has ever been silenced!… https://t.co/BRhHrsvKXr— E. Jean Carroll (@E. Jean Carroll) 1599608691.0
Here is Robbie Kaplan's reply. She is the greatest attorney in America! https://t.co/tgLBPK5vf2— E. Jean Carroll (@E. Jean Carroll) 1599604635.0