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An attorney and legal spokeswoman for Donald Trump has provided a big update after the 45th president was indicted in Georgia. Trump declared on Monday night that he would surrender himself on Thursday in Fulton County.
Appearing on “Fox and Friends,” Alina Habba observed that Georgia officials appeared a little too jubilant over Trump’s most recent indictment, which was announced last week by a grand jury in Fulton County.
For instance, when discussing security and protocol in the event of a Trump indictment — including the possibility of a mugshot for the former president — the county’s Democratic sheriff, Pat Labat, sounded positively giddy and even flippant during a press conference earlier this month.
“Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Labat said.
Habba argued that county officials appeared to be “enjoying their power too much.”
“You see that there’s, you know, a bit of an ego trip happening in Georgia where they’re saying that they’re gonna force him to have a mugshot,” Habba said during her interview on “Fox and Friends.”
“The purpose of a mugshot is when you don’t recognize someone, [and] you think there’s a flight risk,” Habba said. “This man is the most famous person in the world, the leading candidate right now,” she added.
The Trump campaign criticized Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and other prosecutors over his indictment related to allegations that he attempted to invalidate the state’s 2020 election results.
The Trump campaign mocked Willis as a “rabid partisan who is campaigning and raising money on a platform of prosecuting President Trump through these bogus indictments” in a statement that was not attributed to a specific spokesperson.
“Ripping a page from Crooked Joe Biden’s playbook, Willis has strategically stalled her investigation to try and maximally interfere with the 2024 presidential race and damage the dominant Trump campaign. All of these corrupt Democrat attempts will fail,” the campaign said in a statement.
Trump and his allies have accused Willis and others of engaging in “election interference” aimed at hurting his 2024 presidential campaign.
“These activities by Democrat leaders constitute a grave threat to American democracy and are direct attempts to deprive the American people of their rightful choice to cast their vote for President,” the campaign statement said. “Call it election interference or election manipulation—it is a dangerous effort by the ruling class to suppress the choice of the people. It is un-American and wrong.”
Willis, who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others, got some bad news on Tuesday from a former federal prosecutor.
Former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers said on CNN on Tuesday, hours after the indictment, that she will probably not get what she wants. The DA has set an ambitious goal of going to trial in the case against the former president and 18 others within six months.
“Back in 2022 just last year, she brought a case against a rapper and several others. What does that tell you about the timing of this case and how quickly or slowly it might be able to come to trial?” CNN anchor Sara Sidner said to the former prosecutor.
“Fani Willis has a lot of experience with RICO throughout her prosecutorial career, so she knows what she’s doing in this regard. But going back to the Young Thug case, it’s still in jury selection. I mean months and months just in jury selection,” she said.
“Picking a jury for the former president and these other high-ranking former officials and lawyers and so on is going to be even more complicated than picking a jury for the Young Thung RICO case so to me that just underscores again that six months is an unrealistic goal to try this thing,” she said.