Donald Trump's Attorney Downplays Jail Fears Amid Gag Order Violations
In the midst of swirling legal challenges and public scrutiny, Donald Trump's attorney, Alina Habba, has stepped forward to assert the former president's unwavering confidence. According to Habba, Trump is not concerned about the potential of facing jail time, dismissing such notions as mere political maneuvering.
On October 31, when questioned about the possibility of the 77-year-old former president ending up behind bars for violating one of the gag orders imposed on him, Habba was quick to dispel the concerns. She emphasized Trump's protection by the Secret Service, stating, "He’s protected by Secret Service, period. So, I always tell people when they’re panicked, 'Listen, he’s protected by Secret Service, number one. Number two, he did nothing wrong.'"
Habba further elaborated on the nature of the allegations against Trump, suggesting that they are rooted more in political bias than in concrete evidence of wrongdoing. "It’s Trump derangement syndrome at its best. I’m not worried about him, he’s not worried, and the American public shouldn’t be worried,” she declared.
However, Trump's legal troubles have been mounting. As reported, he has been slapped with a gag order on two occasions: once in his civil fraud case and again in his federal election obstruction case. In late October, a penalty of $10,000 was imposed on him. Shortly after, D.C. Judge Tanya Chutkan reinstated a gag order that prohibited Trump from launching verbal attacks on court staff and witnesses. This led to Trump expressing his frustration on social media, where he criticized the judge, labeling her a "TRUE TRUMP HATER" and accusing her of suffering from "TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME."
Despite the legal hurdles, Trump has remained defiant, even suggesting on several occasions that he's willing to face jail time. This sentiment was echoed in one of his posts on Truth Social, where he wrote, “The Obama appointed Federal Judge in D.C, a TRUE TRUMP HATER, is incapable of giving me a fair trial.”
George Conway, a vocal critic of Trump, recently weighed in on the former president's legal predicaments. He highlighted the gravity of the allegations, noting, "He’s already been found to have committed fraud, that his books and records, that his statements of financial condition are false." Conway further pointed out that a judge had already ruled on the veracity of these claims, leading to the possibility of Trump and the Trump Organization being barred from conducting business in New York.
As the legal battles continue, the public remains divided on the issue, with many awaiting further developments to form a clearer picture of Trump's future.