Attorney Alina Habba, who represents former President Donald Trump, recently illuminated her stance on plea deals following the indictment of her client on multiple counts related to the handling of classified documents. Trump’s indictment includes an array of 37 charges levied by the Justice Department, some of which encompass “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and “Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice”, among others.
While addressing this, Habba insisted on rejecting any notion of a plea deal, especially given her conviction in Trump’s innocence. “Taking a plea deal means an admission of guilt, something Trump would never do since he’s done nothing wrong, especially in the act of declassifying documents,” she explained during a recent “Fox News Sunday” appearance.
In Habba’s view, plea deals usually arise from a state of guilt or an unsalvageable case, neither of which apply here, she argued. Moreover, she condemned what she viewed as a “dual-tier system of justice”, where different standards seemingly apply to the Biden and Trump families.
The attorney cautioned against taking the indictment at face value, reminding that such documents usually represent a one-sided argument. “We have not yet had an opportunity to present our defense, and it’s important to understand that there is context to everything,” she stressed.
Habba defended Trump’s handling of classified documents, stating that under the Presidential Records Act, Trump was within his rights to have such documents and to declassify them. The hullabaloo surrounding this, she suggested, was akin to making a mountain out of a molehill.
During a Friday interview, Habba expressed her disappointment with the way the law is being manipulated, even confessing a sense of embarrassment about being a lawyer in the current state of affairs. “There’s an evident dual system of justice, selective prosecution and persecution,” she criticized, comparing the situation to “third world stuff.”
Mirroring his attorney’s tenacious spirit, when asked about the potential effects a conviction could have on his future presidential campaign, Trump demonstrated his trademark defiance. “I’ll never leave,” he firmly declared, marking a commitment to his political journey, no matter what lies ahead.
As this case unfolds, it’s clear that Habba, and by extension, Trump, aren’t backing down. This resilience not only defines their legal strategy but also underscores the importance of due process and fair treatment, cornerstones of the American justice system that many conservatives deeply value.