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Bill Barr’s New Fix: Trump Smeared His Rape Accuser, E. Jean Carroll, in his 'Official Capacity'


Donald Trump has repeatedly called for “opening up” libel laws and eliminating constitutional limits the Supreme Court has imposed on defamation suits brought by public figures, “so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” 

But Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, just declared that nobody can sue the president for knowingly lying about them—even someone who says that Trump raped her before he was in office.

And Trump and Barr just might have the law on their side here; at the very least, the fixer’s move has bought our creep in chief valuable time, ensuring he won’t face any reckoning with his accuser before November. Here’s the story:

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