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Alina Habba Taunts AG Letitia James After Trump’s Bond Is Dramatically Reduced

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Alina Habba, a lawyer representing former President Donald Trump, is celebrating a recent win after an appellate court reduced his bond in a civil fraud case.

During an interview with Jesse Watters on Fox News on Monday, Habba expressed her satisfaction with the bond’s reduction from $454 million to $175 million, also taking the opportunity to criticize New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” she said about the AG.

When Watters asked if James and Judge Engoron felt a little bit “ashamed” and “embarrassed,” Habba jokingly suggested that they would require them to have a “moral compass” and a “conscious.”

AG James released a statement on the ruling, saying that the lowered bond does not undo the ruling that Trump is liable for fraud.

“Donald Trump is still facing accountability for his staggering fraud,” the statement read. “The court has already found that he engaged in years of fraud to falsely inflate his net worth and unjustly enrich himself, his family, and his organization. The $464 million judgment—plus interest—against Donald Trump and the other defendants still stands.”

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“The ruling by a five-judge panel of appellate court judges was a crucial and unexpected victory for the former president, potentially staving off a looming financial disaster. Had the court denied his request — and had he failed to obtain the full bond — Mr. Trump risked of losing control over his bank accounts and, eventually, even some of his marquee properties,” the New York Times reported.

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The outlet added, “Mr. Trump has 10 days to secure the bond, and two people with knowledge of his finances said he should be able to do so by then.”

Meanwhile, according to a new poll, Trump leads President Joe Biden by twice the margin of victory he had four years ago in the Lone Star State in the contest for Texas’ 40 electoral votes.

A Marist College survey released on Tuesday shows Republican Sen. Ted Cruz leading Democratic opponent Rep. Colin Allred by six points in a crucial Senate contest as the GOP looks to recapture the majority in the chamber in November’s elections.

In 2020, Trump defeated Biden in Texas by about 5.5 points, the narrowest victory margin for a Republican presidential candidate in a deeply red state in almost 25 years, Fox News noted.

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However, among registered voters, the former president leads his successor in the White House by 11 points (55%–44%), according to the Marist poll, which was conducted from March 18–21.

However, Trump’s advantage among those who say they will definitely cast a ballot in the November election drops to 7 points (53%–46%).

“Independents, who Biden carried by 6 percentage points in 2020, now break for Trump. Trump receives 56% of Texas independents to 41% for Biden,” the release from Marist notes..

According to the poll, Trump has significantly increased his support among Black and Latino voters, while Biden appears to have lost ground with younger voters.

According to the survey, Trump is leading Biden by 48%, Kennedy is trailing at 15%, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democrat who turned independent, is among the three potential presidential candidates.

Kennedy, an environmentalist, prominent opponent of vaccines, and the descendant of the most well-known political family in the country, is still not allowed to vote in Texas.

According to the poll, Cruz, the conservative firebrand seeking a third six-year term in the Senate to represent Texas, leads Allred 51% to 45% of registered voters.

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