Trump’s Lawyer Speaks Out

( – In a recent appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” Alina Habba representing former President Donald Trump vehemently criticized a New York court’s decision that ordered Trump to pay a $355 million penalty.

The former President’s lawyer labeled the verdict as “insanity” and expressed confidence that it would be overturned on appeal.

The penalty came after Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron ruled against Trump last Friday, finding him guilty of misleading banks and others by overstating his wealth in financial statements over several years. This ruling was a significant win for New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who argued that Trump’s actions constituted deceptive practices that extended beyond mere exaggeration, affecting his vast business ventures.

Before the verdict was even announced, Trump’s legal team had made it clear they intended to challenge the decision. Habba’s remarks on the show underscored this stance. “Even with this ridiculous verdict, which, frankly, in my opinion makes the intent and motivation very loud and clear, we will win on appeal and thing will be reversed because there were items that should never have even come into this trial,” she declared.

The court’s decision also included a three-year ban preventing Trump from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation. According to Habba, the judgment aimed to dismantle Trump’s business empire—a goal she believes will not come to fruition. “And that’s probably devastating to her,” Habba said, referring to James.

She criticized the trial’s politicization, suggesting it hindered a fair presentation of evidence. “We saw a completely bipartisan situation become absolutely toxic where we couldn’t put things on the record,” she explained.