In a fiery tirade, former President Donald Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, unleashed a barrage of criticism against New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron, accusing them of biased treatment and undermining the American judicial system.
Habba’s remarks came during a break in Trump’s court testimony related to an alleged civil business fraud case. The proceedings have been marked by tension and controversy, with Trump repeatedly clashing with Engoron and Habba vehemently defending her client.
Habba took particular aim at James, accusing her of conducting a politically motivated investigation without sufficient evidence. “This is a witch hunt,” Habba asserted, reiterating Trump’s long-held claim that James’ actions are driven by political vendetta rather than a pursuit of justice.
Donald Trump’s Lawyer Alina Habba at Mar-A-Lago… pic.twitter.com/KiLG62xrSU
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) November 7, 2023
Turning her attention to Engoron, Habba lashed out at the judge’s conduct during the proceedings. She described him as “unhinged” and accused him of “slamming the table” and “yelling” at her, behavior she deemed unacceptable in a court of law.
I've never heard Engoron sound as mad as he did when Habba stood up and said he was here to listen to whatever Trump says.
"I am not here to hear what he has to say! Sit down!"
"This is a very, very unfair trial, and I hope the public is watching," Trump then said into the mic.
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) November 6, 2023
Kise and Alina Habba defend Trump's answers, calling it responsive to the questions. Habba says Engoron's here to "hear what he has to say."
Engoron snaps: "I'm not here to hear what he has to say. He's here to answer questions."
He orders Kise and Habba to sit down.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) November 6, 2023
Habba further charged Engoron with having “predetermined” the outcome of the case and silencing Trump from presenting exculpatory evidence. “The judge doesn’t like when President Trump explains what actually happened because it’s not good for his narrative,” Habba declared.
BREAKING: MAGA world erupts in rage as The View's Whoopi Goldberg brutally mocks Donald Trump's whiny lawyer Alina Habba after her disastrous performance in court yesterday.
This is just too funny…
Yesterday, Habba hurried out of the courthouse and whined that Judge Arthur… pic.twitter.com/8pAUgIiauN
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) November 7, 2023
Habba’s scathing attack reflects the escalating tensions between Trump’s legal team and the New York Attorney General’s office. The case has become a high-stakes political battleground, with both sides seeking to gain an advantage in the public eye.
While Habba’s accusations against James and Engoron are likely to fuel Trump’s supporters, they also raise questions about the propriety of her conduct as an attorney. Her outburst could potentially damage Trump’s defense and undermine his credibility in the court.
Alina Habba spitting facts here pic.twitter.com/hzFHdsDng5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 7, 2023
As the case progresses, it remains to be seen whether Trump will be able to convince the court of his innocence. However, Habba’s fiery defense has undoubtedly added another layer of drama and intrigue to this already contentious legal battle.