The President gets his guy Attorney General Barr to give him a chance to duck a court order for him to give DNA and sit down and do a Q & A on a civil suit concerning a woman who claimed he raped her….
Donald Trump has used the courts for decades to get over….
This time he’s moved to have you and me pay his legal bills on a rape case…
(I wonder how this and other cases will end up if Trump ain’t President anymore?)
The maneuver removes the case — at least for now — from state court in New York, where a judge last month had rejected Trump’s bid for a delay and put Carroll’s team back on course to seek a DNA sample and an under-oath interview from the president. It also means that Justice Department lawyers will be essentially aiding Trump’s defense, and taxpayers could be on the hook for any potential damages, if the U.S. government is allowed to stand in for Trump. Winning damages against the government, though, would be more unlikely than in a suit against Trump, as the notion of “sovereign immunity” gives the government and its employees broad protection from lawsuits….