Alina Habba, one of the lead attorneys representing former President Donald Trump in his ongoing legal battle with Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, accused the DOJ of coordinating with media outlets to craft the narrative on the Trump indictments. Habba told Newsmax that special counsel Jack Smith’s office will even share information with the press before they share it with Trump’s legal team.
“Am I hearing anything directly, as most attorneys would have that kind of privilege and courtesy? No, we don’t get courtesies from anybody, and we do not know anything more than the press does,” Habba told Newsmax host John Bachman on Monday. “Unfortunately, a lot of times, I’m hearing things through the New York Times through leaks from the DOJ and their PR team, which says it all.”
“Frankly, that’s the current circumstance in our country, and it’s disappointing. But, no, we have no personal heads-up. Why would we? They like to have their moment, and I’m sure the press will hear first.”
Habba was also asked about the looming indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, where leftist district attorney Fani Willis intends to charge the former president under RICO statutes most widely known for breaking down the mafia, according to reports. Trump’s attorney told Newsmax that she expects similar leaks stemming from that case as well.
“Usually, there’s just a common courtesy; you’re about to go into a case together — you have courtesies, you give extensions, you discuss things together,” Habba said. “But there’s no camaraderie anymore because it’s very politically motivated.”
“So, they take a hard line on the left, and they don’t discuss anything if you’re on the right, and that’s just not the way I operate as an attorney,” she continued. “But unfortunately, it is what we’re seeing with how they treat President Trump.”