WaPo: Justice Dept. intervenes on behalf of Trump in defamation case brought by woman who accused him of rape. “In filings in federal court in Manhattan, the Justice Department asserted that Trump was ‘acting within the scope of his office as President of the United States’ when he denied during interviews in 2019 that he had raped journalist E. Jean Carroll more than two decades ago in a New York City department store.” Unbelievable. And yet, totally believable.