Former President Donald Trump has refused to remain silent about what he perceives as the injustice of New York AG Letitia James’ civil fraud action against him, accusing her of using the trial to boost her political popularity in far-left New York. And now Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, is also speaking out, accusing AG James of the same things.
Ms. Habba did so in an interview with Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday, saying that she thinks AG James is trying to go after Trump, whatever the cost to New York City and the judicial process, because it will help her political changes.
Habba began by saying, “You know, these people are trying to take away one of the most epic companies and iconic companies in New York. And they think this is just, you know, politics, a show, and it’s not. It’s a disgrace what they’re doing.”
Continuing, she argued that the other rational for their attack on Trump is that he is an extremely popular member of the political opposition, so they want to bring him to heel by taking him to court. She said, “They don’t love his politics so they come after him.”
Then, explaining the odds stacked against Trump and how unfair the situation is for him, Habba argued that Judge Engoron made up his mind about Trump’s liability “before we had a trial,” which “tells you how ridiculous this is — before he even heard a witness.”
Then, further tearing into Judge Engoron and AG James, Habba argued, “The judge isn’t interested in common sense. Letitia James is not interested in the real story. This is a sideshow for her politics. That’s it. She ran on getting Trump. That’s what we’re dealing with.”
She soon went so far as to compare the situation Trump faces to what happens in third world banana republics, saying, “There’s incredible hate in this country that has permeated, and they’d like to blame Trump, but they’re educating our children much like third world countries and indoctrinating our children. And when you start at that age, what do you expect? You’ve got this … group of people that are outraged on campuses, hurting other people. That’s not the way America is. That’s third world stuff. And I think that the Trump supporters actually tend to be some of the most constitutionally sound people and supporters of tolerance, but not tolerance for attacks on someone who doesn’t deserve it.”
Continuing, she argued that Trump and his team are still motivated by love of country, not hatred of enemies, unlike those against whom they are fighting. She said, “You know, just because we’re not wimps doesn’t make us revengeful or vengeful, we’re not that person. That’s not how I would describe the MAGA world. You know, they’re country [loving], American-loving, God-loving and sometimes gun-loving people, but they most certainly love this country. And I think that the left-wing, radical left-wing people in this country right now don’t.”
She also argued that even the generally left-leaning media is somewhat helpful to Trump, saying, “I think that the media, as he says, has been one of our biggest impediments, but also one of our biggest tools. And even though the media is not necessarily covering everything the right way — you guys did a great job, obviously, with your article and that was helpful and really exposed things — but a lot of the media doesn’t want to do that because they’re afraid. And if the media can’t be honest, who can?”
Habba’s first big moment of taking it to Trump’s opponents was she said he is “under siege” thanks to the repeated legal attacks on him. Watch that here:
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