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An attorney and spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump lambasted the multiple indictments against him earlier this month while also ripping trial dates imposed by judges that occur during the heat of the primary season.
During an interview on Fox News with host Pete Hegseth, attorney Alina Habba spoke about the four indictments against the former president and how she and his legal team believe the trial dates — two of them scheduled to begin in March 2024, in the middle of the GOP primary — are aimed at hurting his campaign, though he is, by far, the 2024 Republican frontrunner.
“I think it’s not surprising that he pled today not guilty. Obviously, he waived his right to go in for an arraignment in person because why give them more of a media frenzy?” Habba began.
“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,” she continued.
“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 added.
Hegseth then followed up.
“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?” he asked, noting further: “How quickly will they try to push this, in your sense, and how will you push back?”
“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,” Habba fired back. “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 one defendant in multiple cases.”
Continuing, she said: “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 railed.
“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,'” she continued.
“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 concluded.
“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 responded.
“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.