Trump attorney says criminal trials will run into next fall 'by design'

 August 28, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was processed at Atlanta's Fulton County Jail this past Thursday as part of a case brought by District Attorney Fani Willis.

In response, one of Trump's attorneys recently asserted that the indictment as well as earlier ones brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith amount to election interference. 

Alina Habba says prosecution tactics are "definitely political"

Alina Habba serves as a spokeswoman for the former president's legal team, and she made that argument during an interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Shannon Bream.

"We're not concerned because we know the facts of the cases, which I can't get into, obviously, for privileged reasons, but I can tell you that it's to tie him up," Habba told Bream.

"It's definitely political. The motivation [of Fulton County DA Fani Willis] is now under investigation by Jim Jordan for, and I believe Jack Smith should be investigated as well," the attorney continued.

Fox News reported that Jordan released a letter he wrote to Willis stating that her "indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding [her] actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated."

What's more, Jordan highlighted how Willis launched a new campaign fundraising website which touted her investigation of Trump just four days before the indictment dropped.

Habba says "it's theatrics"

During her interview with Bream, Habba went on to predict that the trial dates in Trump's cases "are going to move" due to being "unrealistic."

"It's theatrics, and no judge is going to say that you can be on two trials at once in two different states, because a lot of these overlap," she stressed.

Habba then suggested that the timing of Trump's court dates are intended to keep him off the campaign trail, stressing that they represent "four- to six-week trials at the least."

Trump sells merchandise featuring mugshot

"So there's no way they're not going to overlap. I mean, they're gonna have to go into October, November of next year, again, by design," she complained.

For his part, Trump has attempted to fundraiser off of his legal troubles, most recently by selling campaign merchandise featuring his mugshot.

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