Trump Attorney Plans Appeal In NY Case

Alina Habba, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, said this week that she would be appealing the recent court decision finding Trump liable for a $355 million fine. The decision has left the former president’s attorney in a unique position, which she hopes to leverage to reverse the original finding.

Habba said in a recent interview that she is going to appeal the decision and that opponents of the former president can “read it and weep.”

Last week, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled against the former president, deciding that Trump was responsible for alleged fraud and levied the large fine. Trump is also barred from doing business in New York State for three years.

Habba said that she would rely on “common sense, because the order that you’re reading is not common sense.” She said that the ruling was “absolutely absurd” and that the fine was a “ridiculous number.” She said that there was an issue regarding “politics and the problem with the dual justice system and election interference right now.”

She also said that New York State and the judge “feel they had a right to come in under a consumer fraud statute that’s never been used in this way and butt their nose into two private, sophisticated individuals in a contract that has never been breached. No loan defaults, no loss of money, no victims, no damages.”

She asserted that banks that work with Trump and his organization enjoy the experience. She also said that there has been no issue between Trump and the German Deutsche Bank, citing “no problems, no lawsuits.” “No one’s saying they lost money. No one’s saying they were hurt. Everyone’s saying we did our due diligence,” she said.

She further said that each party agreed on a contract.

“Where is the harm?” she asked.

“If you look at Judge Engoron he made a terrible decision that was reversed, hurting landlords and tenants in the state of New York, and he’s known for that. He has said on the record, that even if a jury says something and gets it wrong, he won’t agree with it, and he can use his own powers as a judge to completely disregard what a jury says,” Habba said.