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Former President Donald Trump’s attorney Alina Habba confronted Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy on Wednesday about his growing skepticism toward the defenses offered by Trump and his surrogates.
Habba appeared on the show to discuss the recent indictment brought forth by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against Trump. Habba initially dismissed the accusations, asserting that Trump’s right to due process had been violated.
But things heated up when Doocy brought up a recent New York Post column written by Fox News legal contributor Andy McCarthy, suggesting that Trump could be in serious legal trouble.
“I’ve heard from a lot of legal analysts, and they say what is different about this case than the federal cases is Georgia has laws that are specifically tailored to election interference and things like that,” Doocy noted. “Andy McCarthy, a Fox News contributor, and also, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Post, he said that the Georgia indictment is the most perilous threat to former President Trump. Does President Trump know that this is a perilous threat?”
“And we do not agree that it is a perilous threat because we actually have inside information,” Habba replied.
“What inside information?” Doocy pressed.
“The inside information, Steve,” she began to reply before taking something of an affable dig at Doocy. “And you know, you used to love Trump… I got to tell you.”
Habba continued by saying, “This is something I’m not going to breach, right? I have confidentiality, and I have ethics, and I’m going to continue.”
She then reverted to her earlier defense of Trump seeking legal counsel before attacking what she perceives to be partisan accusations and concluding with the question “What about Hillary Clinton?” of course.
Alina Habba to Doocy: “Steve, you used to love Trump” pic.twitter.com/cLFAIPj3rB
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On Monday, a 41-count indictment against Trump and 18 other defendants was released.
The former president is accused of 13 offenses, including three counts of soliciting a public official to violate an oath, two counts of planning to commit first-degree forgery, two counts of making false statements and writings, one count of violating the Georgia RICO Act, one count of impersonating a public official, one count of filing false documents, and one count of filing false documents.
The other 18 individuals charged by Fulton County include: Jenna Ellis, lawyer; Rudy Giuliani, lawyer; Sidney Powell, lawyer; Robert Cheeley, lawyer; John Eastman, lawyer; Ray Smith III, lawyer; Cathy Latham, alleged fake elector; Mark Meadows, former White House chief of staff; David Shafer, alleged fake elector; Shawn Still, alleged fake elector; Kenneth Chesebro, lawyer; Michael Roman, Trump campaign staffer; Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor; Stephen Lee, Pastor; Trevian Kutti, Publicist; Willie Lewis Floyd III, former leader of “Black Voices for Trump”; Jeffrey Clark, former DOJ official; and Scott Hall, Bail Bondsman, the Daily Wire noted.
After the indictment was made public, the Trump campaign released a statement calling DA Willis a “rabid partisan who is campaigning and fundraising on a platform of prosecuting President Trump through these bogus indictments.”
The statement claimed that Willis “strategically stalled her investigation to try and maximally interfere with the 2024 presidential race and damage the dominant Trump campaign” and that the accusations contained in it were “fabricated.”
Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp responded to Trump’s statement by claiming that his state’s 2020 election was not rigged.
“The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward – under oath – and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor. The future of our country is at stake in 2024 and that must be our focus,” said Kemp on X, formerly Twitter.