The appeal is a sign that the Department of Justice will continue to support Trump in court even after losing the presidential election.
Last month, Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to replace Trump in the lawsuit. The Ministry of Justice sought to intervene in the case, the approval of which would probably have led to the dismissal of the case because the government could not be sued for defamation.
Carroll sued Trump for alleging that he was slandered when he denied rape, said it wasn’t his type, and claimed he claimed to increase sales of the new book.
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 being raped here 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.