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JUSTICE: Trump’s mob tactics just backfired SPECTACULARLY in rape trial

JUSTICE: Trump’s mob tactics just backfired SPECTACULARLY in rape trial

OBJECTION! Desperate ex-prez with arrest record forced to appear in E. Jean Carroll case

The disgraced ex-President’s mob tactics just earned him a trial by an anonymous jury in the civil case next month over his alleged rape of a widely respected advice columnist.

Donald Trump hasn’t yet been hit with a criminal indictment, but he keeps racking up preliminary losses in court, and he’s just been hit with another in one of two cases brought by E. Jean Carroll.

She is one of the many women who has reported a sexual assault by Trump.

A judge has not only ruled that there will be an anonymous jury but was very clear in his ruling that Trump’s history of verbal attacks, intimidation, and incitement of violence is why.

The federal judge overseeing the cases specifically cited Trump’s pattern of “repeatedly attack[ing] courts, judges, various law enforcement officials, and other public officials, and even individual jurors.” This is what Senior U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan’s order says, according to Law&Crime:

“If jurors’ identities were disclosed, there would be a strong likelihood of unwanted media attention to the jurors, influence attempts, and/or of harassment or worse of jurors by supporters of Mr. Trump…And this properly may be viewed in the context of Mr. Trump’s many statements regarding individual judges, the judiciary in general, and other public officials, as well as what reports have characterized as ‘violent rhetoric’ by Mr. Trump including before his presidency.”

Carroll is bringing one case against Trump for defamation based on his comments about her when she went public with her story. Her other civil lawsuit is for the actual, alleged rape and physical assault, which she says took place in a department store dressing room.

It’s in this latter case that a new ruling landed.

Trump’s tendency to disparage everyone involved in the legal system was aired publicly last year when the January 6th Committee shared that the former president appeared to have tried to contact a witness in advance of their testimony before that panel.

It happened again when Trump used his mob tactics on his Truth Social platform to call for protests as he believed he’d be indicted in another case this week.

In this case, he’s already suffered a string of losses, even before the (anonymous!) jury is empaneled.

He’s been denied the opportunity to ‘trade’ a DNA sample for a document relating to the male DNA found on Carroll’s dress after her assault and called out for his delay tactics, as well as having multiple motions to dismiss rejected.

Carroll’s defamation case has been held up repeatedly as Trump and allies have tried to argue that because he was President of the United States at the time, he can’t be sued as an individual for actions taken on behalf of his role. A panel of three judges in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in January on the defamation claim but hasn’t ruled whether Trump’s statements were official or personal.

Carroll’s defamation claim against Trump is on hold for now.

The case alleging sexual battery goes to trial on April 25th.

Expect Trump’s mob tactics to continue.

Stephanie Bazzle
Steph Bazzle is a news writer who covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph. Sign up for all of her stories to be delivered to your inbox here:

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