Former President Donald Trump recently posted the following on Truth Social during the State of the Union:
“Nice to see Nancy Pelosi not sitting in the background. Hopefully she’s spending more time with her husband!”
US District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who is overseeing the upcoming rape claim trial for former President Donald Trump, startedon Tuesday at the frequent holdups coming from the defense, as Trump’s new lawyer sought a six-week delay to the April trial date.
It has been noted that while he didn’t decide on the postponement request Tuesday, Kaplan expressed concern that Trump’s legal team has already caused delays in the lawsuits brought against Trump by E. Jean Carroll, who alleges he raped her decades ago and then defamed her after she spoke out.
“Things keep happening in this case involving your client. I would be a fool not to take that into account,” Kaplan said Tuesday.
In October, Kaplan denied Trump’s request to delay sitting for a deposition in the first lawsuit. And when Trump tried to countersue Carroll last year — two years after Carroll first sued Trump — Kaplan denied the former president, saying the lawsuit seemed to be a “bad faith” effort to delay the trial. Carroll first sued Trump for defamation in November 2019, when he called her a liar for alleging he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s.