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Appeals panel questions why ‘presidential immunity’ argument wasn’t pursued years ago in Trump case

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel wants to know why lawyers for former President Donald Trump didn’t try years ago to deflect a defamation lawsuit from a woman who accused him of sexual assault with a presidential immunity claim. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan listened on Monday as a lawyer for Trump argued that a lower-court judge was wrong to reject the defense when it was raised three years after E. Jean Carroll sued Trump. The lawsuit seeks to hold Trump liable for comments he made in 2019 when Carroll said Trump sexually abused her in the 1990s. The court did not immediately rule.

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