Judge’s ruling could trigger Trump deposition in suit over rape claim

A federal judge issued a ruling Wednesday that could lead to former President Donald Trump testifying as soon as next week in a lawsuit stemming from his response to a New York writer’s claim that Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s. U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan turned down Trump’s request to halt fact-finding in the libel case, brought three years ago by E. Jean Carroll after Trump repeatedly denied her rape allegations and crudely described her as “not my type.” Trump’s lawyers asked for the stay after a federal appeals court ruling last

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