Alina Habba Is Doubtful Of A Trump Acquittal

( – Former President Donald Trump is currently in the middle of his first criminal case. This trial is taking place in Manhattan, and he is facing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up alleged affairs that could’ve cost him the 2016 presidential election. One of Trump’s attorneys, Alina Habba, recently predicted the outcome of what is being referred to as the hush money case.

On April 24, Habba told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly that she doesn’t have high hopes the jury will “do the right thing” because Trump’s trial is happening in a Blue state. Her demeanor and words appeared to indicate she believes the defendant might not see an acquittal in New York but a guilty verdict. Habba was also very vocal recently about the gag order against Trump in this case. She believes they are “unconstitutional,” stating the ruling and the “anger” from the judges in the Trump cases is “very concerning for [her].”

The state believes that the former president arranged for his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to pay former porn star Stormy Daniels hush money to keep their alleged affair a secret before the 2016 election. Prosecutors then believe the defendant repaid Cohen by disguising the payments as attorney fees, essentially cooking the books. Mr. Cohen already went to jail for this crime. Still, Trump maintains his innocence, claiming he did nothing wrong.

Jury selection was swift, taking less than a week before opening statements began on April 22. The trial marks the first time in American history that a former president has been criminally indicted. It is expected to last four to six weeks before the jury renders a verdict.

Defendant Trump is facing more than 130 years in prison, but most legal experts believe the possible punishment will be somewhere between probation and 4 years behind bars. If found guilty, Judge Juan Merchan will decide Trump’s fate.

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