A federal judge has ruled that President Trump is still the defendant of a rape case and not the United States of America.
Government lawyers have taken over arguing the case for the President in which a woman accused him of rape. Taxpayers are paying said lawyers. These lawyers had argued that the case should not be versus Donald Trump but rather versus the US Government because Trump had been forced to respond to her lawsuit to prove he was fit for the job. I don’t really get that.
Federal law does make it hard to sue a government employee but the President “is not an employee,” ruled the judge. “Even if he were such an employee, [his] allegedly defamatory statements concerning [the plaintiff] would not have been within the scope for his employment.”