Trump Attorney Says Civil Fraud Trial 'Very Important' To Former President

Trump Attorney Says Civil Fraud Trial 'Very Important' To Former President

Alina Habba, an attorney and spokeswoman for Donald Trump, said the former president is interested in defending himself against civil fraud allegations filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, adding that the case is “very important” to the former president.

In an interview with Newsmax, Habba said Trump plans to be “in and out as he sees fit” in the trial, noting that he’s already been pulled off the campaign trail to defend his family business.

“It’s a very big deal, and it’s very important to him,” Habba said. “His entire life was not the presidency. The Trump Organization was Donald Trump, so this is important to him, and I think it sends a good message to New Yorkers and the world that, at the end of the day, he’s a human being. He’s an American. He has a business. He’s trying to make money.”

She went on to say that Trump wants the business he started to thrive and that he’s “worth billions more than what’s on his statement of financial condition.”

Habba also addressed James, accusing her of “ignoring the streets of New York and is doing this, in my opinion, for political gain.

“[She] campaigned in 2018 on getting Donald Trump, and we’ve got the campaign video to prove it,” Habba added.

“They have nothing to hide,” Habba commented. “There wasn’t an injured party. Everybody made money. The loans were paid back. Ultimately, we have a statute of limitations for a reason. This judge is allowing things that have expired, dating back to as long as 2011. What’s the strategy there?”

She added that she would not comment on the defense’s privileged conversations, “but if you look at the decision from June, the appellate division was pretty clear on the statute of limitations … it’s our position that that’s being disregarded at this point, so we just keep objecting.”

“We’re prepared. From here we actually get to litigate the case, which as an attorney I look forward to, and 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 added.


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