Alina Habba, general counsel for former President Donald Trump, has complained on Fox News that she is “gagged” and cannot attack the judge’s clerk in the ongoing civil fraud trial against the Trump family and their business.
Habba has been a vocal critic of the judge overseeing the trial, accusing him of being biased against Trump and his family as reported by Raw Story on November 12, 2023.
During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, Habba said, “I’m gagged. I can’t talk about the clerk. I can’t talk about the judge. I can’t talk about anything.” Habba has been placed under a limited gag order by the judge, which prohibits her from making certain statements to the media.
The trial, which is taking place in New York, centers on allegations that the Trump family knowingly inflated the value of assets to boost the former president’s net worth when brokering deals.
The trial has been marked by heated exchanges between Habba and the judge, who has accused her of making unfounded accusations and wasting the court’s time.
Legal experts say that Habba’s complaints on Fox News are unlikely to help her case, and could even backfire if they are seen as an attempt to influence the trial.
The judge has already warned Habba and other members of the Trump legal team to refrain from making statements to the media that could prejudice the case.
As the trial continues, it remains to be seen what impact Habba’s complaints will have on the case. However, one thing is clear: the trial is just one of several legal challenges facing the Trump family, and the outcome could have significant implications for their future.
Legal experts say that the allegations against the Trump family are serious and could result in significant penalties, including fines and prison time. The family is also facing a criminal investigation in New York and a federal election interference trial in Washington.