Alina Habba Taunts Letitia James After Trump’s Bond Reduction


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Trump attorney Alina Habba is taking a victory lap after an appellate court lowered former President Donald Trump’s bond in his civil fraud case.

During an interview on Fox News with host Jesse Watters, Habba responded to the bond’s reduction from $454 million to $175 million on Monday and took a few swipes at New York Attorney General Letitia James.

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” she said about the New York attorney general.

When Watters asked if James and Judge Engoron felt a little bit “ashamed” and “embarrassed,” Habba jokingly suggested that they would require them to have a “moral compass” and a “conscious.”

AG James released a statement on the ruling, saying that the lowered bond does not undo the ruling that Trump is liable for fraud.


“Donald Trump is still facing accountability for his staggering fraud,” the statement read. “The court has already found that he engaged in years of fraud to falsely inflate his net worth and unjustly enrich himself, his family, and his organization. The $464 million judgment—plus interest—against Donald Trump and the other defendants still stands.”


An appeals court ruled on Monday to reduce the amount that Trump had to pay for his bond, ordering him to pay $175 million within the next ten days.

Previously, Trump was facing a Monday deadline to pay a $454 million bond due to civil fraud charges brought forth by James.

“The ruling by a five-judge panel of appellate court judges was a crucial and unexpected victory for the former president, potentially staving off a looming financial disaster. Had the court denied his request — and had he failed to obtain the full bond — Mr. Trump risked of losing control over his bank accounts and, eventually, even some of his marquee properties,” the New York Times reported.

“Mr. Trump has 10 days to secure the bond, and two people with knowledge of his finances said he should be able to do so by then,” the outlet added.

Last week, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, stated that Democratic Attorney General Letitia James of New York was “not likely” to seize any of the properties former President Donald Trump owned.

In Westchester County, New York, where Trump owns the Trump National Golf Club Westchester and a private estate in Seven Springs, James filed judgments against Trump and others on Friday.

Turley stated that James might have a much harder time taking possession of the properties than she had anticipated.

“These properties are partnerships, they have leveraged debt. All of that has to be unraveled,” Turley told Fox Business host Larry Kudlow.

“So these aren’t just this, you know, one to one Trump versus James type of equation. So in order to seize that property, she’s going to be pulled into court, there’s going to be challenges. It’s not going to happen overnight. Everyone is celebrating this idea that she’s going to padlock Trump Tower. It’s not likely to happen, and it’s certainly not likely to remain very long,” Turley explained.

“The other thing is that she could be harming the value of the property that she’s trying to seize with some of these actions,” Turley continued. “I don’t think that matters to her, but it might matter to a court.”

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