Judge rules Trump must face defamation lawsuit from ex-‘Apprentice’ contestant | TheHill

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that President Trump’s job in the White House does not give him immunity from a defamation lawsuit filed against him by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos.

“In Clinton v Jones the United States Supreme Court held that a sitting president is not immune from being sued in federal court for unofficial acts,” Justice Jennifer Schecter wrote in a ruling released Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

“It left open the question of whether concerns of federalism and comity compel a different conclusion for suits brought in state court. Because they do not, defendant’s motion to dismiss this case or hold it in abeyance is denied.”

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