The appeal is a sign that the Department of Justice will continue to support Trump in court even after losing the presidential election.
“We are not at all surprised that the current Department of Justice, which submitted a motion at the request of the White House to intervene in the case of E Jean Carroll, is appealing against Judge Kaplan’s decision,” said Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan. .
He added: “From the beginning of the case, Donald Trump’s number one goal has been to avoid discoveries and cause delays.”
In his view, Kaplan rejected the Department of Justice’s argument that Trump’s allegations about Carroll were made within the scope of his application, writing, “while commenting on government operations is part of the U.S. regular business, commenting on allegations of sexual violence is unrelated to government operations. . “
Marc Kasowitz, a private lawyer who previously represented Trump in the case, also said he is appealing the decision.
Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. He said he wanted to get Trump’s DNA sample to compare it to the genetic material he thought was on a black dress he was wearing on the day of the alleged attack.
This story was updated by a statement from Carroll’s attorney.