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Trump damages trial begins in E. Jean Carroll defamation case with former president expected in attendance

Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend his defamation damages trial in New York on Tuesday, a move that could bring him face to face with E. Jean Carroll, the writer he has been found civilly responsible for sexually abusing in the 1990s and whom he has repeatedly mocked and ridiculed since she first came forward four years ago.

Two sources with direct knowledge of Trump’s plans said Monday night that Trump would attend the trial in federal court in lower Manhattan after his resounding victory in the Iowa caucuses. He will then go to New Hampshire for a campaign event Tuesday night, the sources said.

Asked Monday night by reporters whether he planned to attend the trial, Trump said, “You’re gonna see.”