Rather, Carroll advocated the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to confirm"Trump didn't act within the scope of his job as President of the United States when he willfully defamed a private citizen to punish and retaliate against her after she disclosed that he had sexually attacked her decades until he took office."
Last October, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan refused the Justice Department's bidding to displace Trump because the defendant, ruling that his announcements regarding Carroll weren't made as part of his official responsibilities and the legal concept cited by the DOJ doesn't apply to president.
"Trump has attempted and failed to receive my suit ," Carroll said in a statement Friday. He dropped. Then, only a week before President Biden's inauguration, Trump's private attorneys and the DOJ combined forces to assert on appeal when Trump called me a liar who was too nasty to rapehe was being presidential. That is offensive to me personally."
"I am convinced that the Second Circuit will make it crystal clear that no presidentincluding Donald Trump, will get away scot free with maliciously defaming a girl he sexually attacked," she added.
Roberta Kaplan,'' Carroll's attorney and no connection to the district judge, stated,"As the district court correctly recognized, although the details in this situation are exceptional, the legal principles aren't. Within this nation, nobody, not even the presidentis above the law"
On appeal, the Justice Department insisted the former president had been commenting on a topic of public concern when he addressed Carroll's accusation since it had been"a problem possibly pertinent to his capacity to execute the responsibilities of his office efficiently."
Carroll's attorneys cautioned that granting the appeal could"give succor to the opinion that our strongest political leaders stand completely above the law"
Carroll published a novel excerpt in 2019 where she wrote that Trump mistreated her from the 1990s. Almost instantly after publication of this excerpt,'' Trump -- who was president told the media that Carroll had made up the rape story and that he never met .
In the beginning, the former president defended the situation as a private person. He was represented with his private attorneys, not by DOJ or other government attorneys. The state court rejected his claim that he couldn't be prosecuted because he had been president. It was at the point the U.S. government added itself to the circumstance.