Habba: 'Attorney-Client Privilege Obviously Doesn't Apply To Trump In NY

Habba: 'Attorney-Client Privilege Obviously Doesn't Apply To Trump In NY


Former President Donald Trump’s attorney-spokeswoman once again pointed out the hypocrisy surrounding her boss’s prosecution in his ‘hush money’ trial in Manhattan on Monday.

Alina Habba discussed Michael Cohen’s testimony, in which he admitted to secretly recording a conversation with his former boss about a hush money payment. This type of conversation is supposed to be private and privileged, but Cohen’s testimony has not been challenged in court yet.

“Last time I checked, there’s something called attorney-client privilege. Obviously, you know, that doesn’t stand if you’re going against Donald Trump because none of the rules stand if you’re going against Donald Trump in a political campaign where he is winning and they have no other way to win but to take him down with illegal and politically motivated lawfare,” Habba told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“You said it best, Sean. Hillary Clinton did something far worse, and the [Federal Election Commission] looked at it, they examined it, and what did they do? They gave her a slap on the wrist, she paid I think eight grand for hiding the dirty dossier, the Russian hoax against Donald Trump, and nobody cared about anything,” Habba continued.

“She wasn’t dragged into court. Neither was Bill Clinton in the sock drawer case, and the list goes on and on and on. But if you are Donald Trump, you’re going to be gagged unconstitutionally so that you can’t even discuss testimony of people that are calling you a liar, and you can’t defend yourself. Can I tell you, Sean, I have never seen anything worse than what I saw today. I’m not going to get into the testimony of somebody under oath on a witness stand, but I think if you read the news, it speaks for itself,” she added.

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Last month, Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett roasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accusing him of ignoring the law to indict Trump.  Jarrett asserted on “Fox & Friends” that Trump’s actions do not amount to a criminal offense, and Bragg is pursuing the case solely to secure a conviction rather than on its substantive merits.

“Paying somebody for silence is not a crime,” Jarrett said. “So, you know, instead, the DA, Alvin Bragg, accuses Trump of falsely accounting for it. At best, that’s a mere misdemeanor as you point out. That was barred long ago by the statute of limitations, so Bragg is trying to circumvent that by twisting the law and claiming, ‘Oh, it’s an illegal campaign donation and, thus, a felony.’ No, it’s not.”


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