Judge Rejects Trump Legal Team’s Bid for Mistrial

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(ConservativeHub.com) – On May 1, Former President Donald Trump’s legal team asked for a mistrial in E. Jean Carroll’s civil suit against him, claiming that the judge made an “unfair” ruling. However, District Judge Lewis Kaplan denied the bid for a mistrial soon after.

The Hill reported that Joe Tacopina, Trump’s attorney, in a letter filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday, stated that a mistrial was necessary due to pervasive prejudicial and unfair rulings by the Court.

The civil case relates to Carroll’s claims that Trump had raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman department store back in the ’90s. Trump has denied the allegations, and she is currently going after him for battery and defamation. Tacopina wrote a letter discussing the multiple reasons why he argues a mistrial is necessary. He argued that the court, headed by Kaplan, did a poor job characterizing evidence and sustained improper objections, which all favored the plaintiff and did not favor Trump at all.

Tacopina further stated in the case that a mistrial is not approved, then the court would need to fix the record by allowing Trump’s legal team more space to cross-examine Carroll and other witnesses brought by the accuser.

According to reports, Kaplan denied the request for a mistrial the same day it was made. No further details were given about the decision.

The trial began last with jury selection. In her testimony, Carroll reportedly stated that she was there because the former President had claimed that what she wrote had not actually happened. She added that Trump made false statements and ruined her reputation, and she’s trying her best put her life back together.

Carroll’s civil suit is only one of the many legal woes that Trump is currently facing.

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