Trump lawyer Alina Habba on NY fraud verdict: ‘They will not get away with it’

Alina Habba, a lawyer for former President Trump, slammed a judge’s recent ruling in the former president’s New York civil fraud trial Friday.

“They will not get away with it,” Habba said on Fox News’ “Hannity.”. “We will come at them, we will come hard, and we will literally fight until the truth comes out. There was nothing wrong. President Trump has done nothing wrong.”

Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay nearly $355 million in penalties in the case Friday, after Engoron already found Trump liable for fraud in September. New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) filed the suit against the former president in 2022 for deflating and inflating assets for tax and insurance benefits.

“I think the biggest message I can give the American people tonight is that he’s not gonna get away with it,” Habba said of Engoron. “Letitia James is not gonna get away with it. The Biden administration is not gonna get away with it.”

Habba’s comments on Fox News mirror those she made in a statement to The Hill following the ruling, calling it “manifest injustice” and the culmination of a “multi-year, politically fueled witch hunt that was designed to ‘take down Donald Trump.’”

James praised the ruling in her own statement, saying it was a “tremendous victory for this state, this nation and for everyone who believes that we must all play by the same rules — even former presidents.”

“Now, Donald Trump is finally facing accountability for his lying, cheating and staggering fraud,” she added. “Because no matter how big, rich or powerful you think you are, no one is above the law.”

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