Former Trump Lawyer Trashes Alina Habba

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( – In an interview on CNN, Tim Parlatore, a previous legal advisor to Donald Trump, expressed his dissatisfaction with Trump’s representation by attorney Alina Habba. This came in the wake of a jury’s decision to award $83.3 million in damages to author E. Jean Carroll against the former president. Parlatore voiced concerns over the effectiveness of Trump’s defense in the trials and suggested the outcomes might have been different with stronger legal representation.

Following the jury’s verdict, Trump vehemently criticized the decision on Truth Social, announcing his intention to appeal what he termed as a politically motivated attack orchestrated under the guise of a legal proceeding. He denounced the legal system for being misused as a political tool and lamented the perceived assault on First Amendment rights, declaring, “THIS IS NOT AMERICA!”

The litigation against Trump was based on allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1990s, with a jury finding in favor of Carroll last year. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan had previously determined in September that Trump defamed Carroll, leading to the most recent trial to ascertain the damages owed by Trump to Carroll. The case hinged on a statement Trump made to the press and remarks on the South Lawn in 2019, responding to Carroll’s public accusations of sexual abuse.

When questioned by CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins about whether Trump should rethink his legal representation, particularly Habba’s role in any potential appeal, Parlatore advised a change. He underscored the general wisdom against having the same lawyer who handled the trial also manage the appeal, pointing out that the trial lawyer might carry personal biases affecting the appeal’s strategy.

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