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Trump’s Attorney Tears Into Fox News Host ‘You Used To Love Trump’

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


The set of the Fox News show “Fox & Friends” got heated when former President Donald Trump’s attorney Alina Habba went toe to toe with co-host Steve Doocy.

The attorney said that Trump’s right to due process had been violated in the Fulton County, Georgia case brought by District Attorney Fani Willis, but it sparked a heated exchange with Doocy when he mentioned that the case could be serious.

“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.

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“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?”

Trump could have a path to have the case against him in Georgia dismissed.

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig warned that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis could see her blockbuster RICO case moved to federal court which would move it out of the liberal county.

“The other big issue – and we just said this word – is removal. Get ready for a lot of talk about removal. Mark Meadows is already trying to do this. Donald Trump will try to follow. In a nutshell what this means is, if a federal official gets charged with a state crime that relates to that federal official’s official job duties you can get the case,” he said.

Honig argued that such duties must be “within the legitimate scope of those jobs,” adding that is “an important qualification. He [Trump and others] can get the case moved over to federal court and then potentially dismissed. So, these are really important motions. Mark Meadows has already done this, Trump is sure to follow.”

“The hard part, it’s a lot of work. You’re not going to be able to try all 19 at once. That’s not going to happen. And you just never know how every one of these defendants, let’s put aside Trump. Every one of these defendants, even the people we heard of is going to mount a furious defense, as is their right to do,” the analyst said.

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“They all work together as one cohesive entity towards an illegal end,” he said. “You have the advantage to pick off some low-hanging fruit and get them to flip.”

Willis, who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others, has an ambitious idea for her case, but she just got a dose of reality from a former federal prosecutor.

The District Attorney has set an ambitious goal of going to trial in the case against the former president and 18 others within 6 months, but former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers appeared on CNN on Tuesday, hours after the indictment, to say that she will likely not get what she wants.

“Back in 2022 just last year, she brought a case against a rapper and several others. What does that tell you about the timing of this case and how quickly or slowly it might be able to come to trial?” CNN anchor Sara Sidner said to the former prosecutor.

“Fani Willis has a lot of experience with RICO throughout her prosecutorial career, so she knows what she’s doing in this regard. But going back to the Young Thug case, it’s still in jury selection. I mean months and months just in jury selection,” she said.

“Picking a jury for the former president and these other high ranking former officials and lawyers and so on is going to be even more complicated than picking a jury for the Young Thung RICO case so to me that just underscores again that six months is an unrealistic goal to try this thing,” she said.

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