As we reported earlier, former President Donald Trump was arraigned in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, on four felony charges relating to both the 2020 election and January 6, 2021. My colleague Mike Miller noted in his piece that Trump attorney/spokesperson Alina Habba commented Wednesday on the DOJ’s case against her client.
Trump’s legal spokeswoman, New Jersey attorney Alina Habba, not only believes the Justice Department will have a hard time proving its case against the former president; she suggested a silver lining exists around what appears to be a very dark cloud hanging over Donald Trump.
The thing that makes this case the most weak is: How are you going to prove what he actually believed?
These cases are tough to prove on a good day, but they [the DOJ prosecutors] also forget that they’ve exposed themselves. When you bring a lawsuit, you now open the door to subpoenas. You now open the door to us being able to ask you questions about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, for us being able to look at things like that.”
So, you know, it’s a dangerous proposition, and I’m not sure it was well-thought-through, to be honest.
After the arraignment, Habbas spoke to the media outside the courthouse, making a brief statement on what the legal team sees as many coincidences in the timeline of events between how the Biden administration is prosecuting Trump—which she terms “election interference”—and the investigations into the Biden family’s alleged corruption:
TRUMP ATTORNEY details the timeline of “election interference” against Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/KjaU6U2CKk
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 3, 2023
On March 17, Hunter [Biden] accidentally admits it was his ‘laptop from Hell.’ The next day, DA Alvin Bragg indicts President Trump.
June 8, an FBI document is released showing that the Ukrainians paid the Biden crime family millions and millions of dollars. The next day, the Mar-a-Lago raid, and the Mar-a-Lago indictment.
Last week, Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal fell through, when the judge realized that there was blanket immunity. The following day, a superseding indictment [was brought] against Donald Trump.
July 31, Devon Archer goes to testify in front of the House. That was only after they failed to put him in jail prior to the fact. What happens the next day? The January 6 indictment that we’re here for today.
This is not a coincidence. This is election interference at its finest, against the leading candidate right now for president, for either party.
Habbas also took a question from the media, saying that this is a “witch hunt” brought by those who fear Trump:
Donald Trump has “given up his good life to fight for this country”.
Donald Trump’s legal spokesperson Alina Habba answers questions outside the courthouse in Washington ahead of Trump’s court appearance todayhttps://t.co/PXY0pkBxBV
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— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 3, 2023
As this is a developing story, RedState will provide more updates as they become available.