That is your taxpayer money at work folks.

Courtesy of ABC News

The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday as it seeks to intervene in the defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by E. Jean Carroll.

Last month, a federal judge in New York rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to substitute for President Trump as the defendant in a suit that claimed he defamed Carroll when he accused her of lying about an alleged rape in a department store dressing room.

The DOJ had argued that President Trump made his allegedly defamatory denials of Carroll’s rape accusations while acting in his official capacity as president.

“The president of the United States is not an ’employee of the government’ within the meaning of the relevant statutes,” Judge Kaplan wrote in his ruling last month. “Even if he were such an ’employee,’ President Trump’s allegedly defamatory statements concerning Ms. Carroll would not have been within the scope of his employment.”

“We are not at all surprised that the current Department of Justice, which filed its motion to intervene in E Jean Carroll’s case at the request of the White House, is appealing Judge Kaplan’s decision. From the very start of this case, Donald Trump’s number one goal has been to avoid discovery and cause delay. It remains to be seen whether the new Attorney General will agree that Trump was acting within the scope of his employment as President when he defamed our client. In any event, we are confident that the Second Circuit will affirm the District Court’s comprehensive and well-reasoned opinion,” Roberta Kaplan, Carroll’s attorney with no relation to Judge Kaplan, told ABC News in a statement.

The Justice Department will appeal to the 2nd Circuit.

It is beyond shameful that our Justice Department is defending a man for defaming a woman who he sexually assaulted. 

This was wrong from the get-go, but now that Trump is on his way out this should be considered stealing of our taxpayer money to cover what should be private legal costs. 

Trump is clearly desperate to make this go away before he becomes a private citizen and loses the protections afforded to him by political position. 

I say fuck him and I hope that E. Jean Carroll strips him of everything that he has left.