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Judge Says Trump Can’t Claim Presidential Immunity To Dismiss Defamation Suit

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Judge Says Trump Can’t Claim Presidential Immunity To Dismiss Defamation Suit

A federal judge rejected former President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit against him on Thursday, saying his claims of absolute presidential immunity were not a “get out of damages liability free card.”

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York issued a lengthy ruling after Trump’s attorneys attempted to get the case thrown out, claiming the former president was protected by free speech rights and presidential immunity. But Trump failed to mention that immunity for three years, a period Kaplan said was too long.

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