As the legal battle between President Donald Trump and writer E. Jean Carroll continues, a new argument has been presented by Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. Kasowitz has cited traffic concerns as a reason why Trump may not be able to attend the upcoming rape trial.
Carroll has accused Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room in the mid-1990s. Trump has denied the allegations and has even gone as far as to say that Carroll is not his type. The case has been ongoing for over a year, with Trump’s legal team attempting to have it dismissed.
However, Kasowitz has now presented a new argument in a court filing. He argues that Trump’s attendance at the trial would cause significant traffic disruptions in New York City. Kasowitz claims that the presence of the President and his security detail would cause “unprecedented” traffic congestion and would disrupt the daily lives of New Yorkers.
While it is true that the presence of the President can cause traffic disruptions, it is unclear if this argument will hold up in court. The trial is set to take place in a state court, and the judge may not be swayed by concerns about traffic.
Furthermore, many have criticized Kasowitz’s argument as a weak attempt to avoid the trial. Trump has a history of avoiding legal proceedings, and some see this argument as just another attempt to delay or avoid the trial altogether.
Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, has called the traffic argument “absurd.” She argues that Trump’s security detail is well-equipped to handle traffic concerns and that the President should not be exempt from attending a trial simply because of his position.
The trial is set to take place in November, and it remains to be seen if Trump will attend. If he does not, it could be seen as a significant blow to his credibility and could further damage his reputation.
In the end, the traffic argument may not hold up in court, and Trump may be forced to attend the trial. However, this latest development shows just how far Trump’s legal team is willing to go to avoid the case. It also highlights the importance of holding those in power accountable for their actions, regardless of their position or status.