Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday on both articles of impeachment, and will not face removal from office. However, that doesn’t change the fact that he is still facing a host of legal issues ahead of him.
According to the Associated Press, Trump is now seeking to delay an advice columnist’s rape lawsuit against him after she has sought his DNA as possible evidence.
The AP reported:
‘Trump’s attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit and “extensive and burdensome” information-gathering requests should be delayed until New York’s highest court rules on whether another woman can proceed with a somewhat similar suit.’
Carroll and another woman, former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, say that Trump called them liars after they separately, accused him sexual assault.
Trump’s lawyers argued in Zervos’ case that an incumbent president cannot be sued in state courts, and now the state high court has been asked to decide.
According to the AP:
‘Her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, noted Thursday that a judge declined previously to dismiss the case or put it on hold. The earlier request, made by a different Trump lawyer was based on different arguments than the new bid for a delay.’
In a statement, Kaplan said:
‘It is hardly a surprise that Trump is seeking to stop this lawsuit.’
Last year, Carroll, who was a longtime Elle magazine advice writer, alleged that Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990’s. She said that it happened following a meeting by chance after they bantered about her trying on a bodysuit.
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