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An attorney who also serves as a spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump has suggested that someone with the authority to do so should be looking into special counsel Jack Smith, calling all the charges against her client as political “theatrics.”
Alina Habba, the attorney who has been acting as a legal spokesperson for Trump in light of his recent indictments, made her remarks while appearing on “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream. She added that the array of charges brought against Trump is merely an effort to “tie him up” ahead of the 2024 election.
“We’re not concerned because we know the facts of the cases, which I can’t get into, obviously, for privileged reasons, but I can tell you that it’s to tie him up,” Habba told Bream, according to Fox News. “It’s definitely political. The motivation [of Fulton County DA Fani Willis] is now under investigation by Jim Jordan for, and I believe Jack Smith should be investigated as well.”
Habba continued by stating that Trump intends to push back the trial dates, presently set for early 2024. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has sought an early start for Trump’s trial in her case, proposing a trial as early as this fall.
“These trial dates also are going to move. It’s unrealistic. It’s theatrics, and no judge is going to say that you can be on two trials at once in two different states because a lot of these overlap,” Habba told Bream. “They look at the start date of the trial, but these are four- to six-week trials at the least. So there’s no way they’re not going to overlap. I mean, they’re gonna have to go into October, November of next year, again, by design.”
Meanwhile, a top-rated syndicated radio host based in Boston said over the weekend that he thinks Trump has the 2024 GOP presidential nomination sewed up “at this point.”
Howie Carr, in an interview with Breitbart News’s Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle on SiriusXM, asked Carr about Trump’s chances to win the nom despite his four indictments, the latest of which came in Fulton County, Ga., last week, resulting in an epic mugshot that immediately went viral and has garnered the former president new support in the black community.
The host of “The Howie Carr Show” on WRKO said, “I don’t think there’s any way Trump could be stopped at this point. I mean, especially with as many people as there are in the field, I mean, it’s just going to split it up.”
He added that he believes entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy “is doing pretty well” in the primary and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has “somewhat of a lane,” but he doesn’t “see any way to stop Trump unless something unexpected happens at this point.”
Carr then flipped the script and asked Boyle for his analysis. The SiriusXM host responded that he thinks Trump is “on a glide path to the nomination” and compared the current political atmosphere to 2016. For example, Boyle said immigration is a top concern among voters he has spoken with, just as it was during the 2016 campaign.
Carr said the issue is becoming more of a concern in states “far from the border” such as Massachusetts, but went on to say it “is something that’s under the radar again, and it’s not being covered by the mainstream media very much.”
“These illegal aliens are being brought in in states far, far from the border, not just New York State, although that’s where, you know, there’s still a lot of attention, but like in Massachusetts, for instance, just this week, the state took over a hotel in Yarmouth on Cape Cod, sort of a somewhat working class — upper class as well — but mostly working-class area,” Carr said.