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The four cases prosecutors have lined up against former President Donald Trump aren’t about the merits, and they’re not about winning — it’s all about “tying him up” to keep him off the campaign trail, says Alina Habba.
Habba, an attorney and Trump’s legal spokeswoman, said on “Carl Higbie FRONTLINE” that the accumulation of charges and the impending trial schedule is “literally impossible,” and it’s all on purpose.
“The reason they keep filing [charges] … is because they don’t really care if they win,” Habba told Higbie. “They don’t really care if these cases have merit. They care about tying him up so that he can’t be out there doing what he needs to do on the campaign. And if we look at the trial schedule that we have coming, it’s literally impossible. It’s not about the legal team. It’s just the people that need to be there — the witnesses, the depositions … it’s impossible, and that’s by design.”
“But you know, they picked the wrong guy. He is resilient, he is wealthy, and he is strong — and he loves this country, and it only motivates him and his base,” she added.
“It’s just so obvious what they’re doing. I think they will never stop pushing because they can’t control President Trump. They see people who are Republicans as a threat to the Constitution in our country. But I’m pretty sure that these individuals don’t love our country. They cannot possibly love our country because they’re dividing it,” Habba said.
“It’s hurtful and frankly, our country is unrecognizable at this point, so I don’t think they’ll ever stop,” she said, adding that the trials are “not about the law,” but about power.
In a prior interview on Fox News, Habba spoke with host Pete Hegseth about the four indictments against Trump and how they believe the trial dates — two of them scheduled to begin in March 2024, in the middle of the GOP primary — are aimed at hurting Trump’s campaign.
“I think it’s not surprising that he pled not guilty. Obviously, he waived his right to go in for an arraignment in person, because why give them more of a media frenzy? We don’t need that. So, you know, from here we actually get to litigate the case, which as an attorney I look forward to, I know our legal team does as well, to get to take our own turn at looking at all of the information and our own turn to put our side out, which is something that everybody needs to remember hasn’t happened as of yet. Four indictments are simply that, an indictment, which is just one-sided B.S., for a lack of a better word, on their political scheme to interfere with the leading candidate for president,” Habba said.
Hegseth followed up and asked: “So, Alina, this is all ridiculous. It’s all a circus. It’s all meant to interfere with the timeline of the election process. That’s a given. So these questions sort of come with that sense of how it’s — but if you are planning for Georgia, the D.C. timeline was just set for March 4th, as you know, the day before Super Tuesday, much sooner than your team had anticipated. What do you anticipate for a timeline down in Atlanta? How quickly will they try to push this, in your sense, and how will you push back?”
Habba then really sounded off, saying: “Let’s be clear. The Jack Smiths and the Fani Willises and the D.A. Braggs and the Letitia Jameses, if they could have it their way, they would have all trials the same week. It’s unrealistic, it’s ridiculous and it’s obvious. So what I think is happening is the judges will have to fight it amongst themselves. You cannot have 1 defendant in multiple cases.”
“But if you do look at the timeline as you mentioned, every single event, every single event from the indictment to the rushed grand jury, years after the events took place when they didn’t need to rush it, they could have had it two years ago, every single thing says very clearly, Joe Biden doesn’t know what he is doing in office, so let’s distract America so that all we talk about is President Trump and these hoaxes. That’s really all they are. So we are going to obviously argue that it’s impossible for one person to be in four different places. We’re going to argue that this is election interference,” Habba added.
“And then we will take a look at each individual person and say, ‘You ran for office based on the fact that you said you would get Trump, and so did you and so did you, and now we need our Constitution and due process to step in and do its part.’ If we don’t have fair judges, unfortunately, we won’t get this. So, we have a great team, I love our legal team right now. I feel strong and the president feels strong. We will take each one head-on,” she continued.
“It is amazing when you look at it. Hunter Biden problem, indictment. Hunter Biden problem, add charges to the indictment. Hunter Biden problem, indictment again,” Hegseth said.
“When do we set the trial date? Iowa caucuses. How about we do it the day before Super Tuesday? I’ve never seen anything like it. Of course, it’s totally unprecedented. And the way you put it together, it is election interference. Keep us updated on what you’re seeing,” he added.