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‘Third World’ Justice System: Trump Attorney Alina Habba Rips Manhattan DA, Judge

The attorney who also acts as former President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman criticized the Democrat-dominated justice system in New York City as “third world” and suggested that the judge presiding over her client’s hush money trial routinely infringes upon Trump’s constitutional rights to a fair trial.

Lawyer Alina Habba specifically addressed the nearly unprecedented gag order on Trump’s business records criminal trial in Manhattan, the first against a former president.

“The gag orders, the unconstitutionality. I mean, what is more Colombia? Russia? What is more third world?” Habba told Newsmax TV host Carl Higbie. “This is why we have people pouring into our country, running for freedom. And now we’re gonna be like that. You know, we are that. It’s disgusting.”

During a courtroom session last week, Judge Juan Merchan chastised Trump’s attorney, Todd Blanche, as he vigorously defended Trump against the gag order. Blanche contended that Trump’s responses to political attacks shouldn’t warrant punishment, but Merchan rebuked him, stating that he was “losing all credibility” on the matter.

“What happened in court today with the gag order and the anger that you’re seeing from these judges; it’s very concerning for me,” Habba said.

All told, however, a Fox News analyst and former legal eagle for then-President George W. Bush said he believes that Trump is turning his Manhattan hush-money trial into “political gold” that is dramatically improving his polling numbers.

John Yoo, a legal scholar and University of California-Berkely law school professor, responded to a post-trial press conference Trump held on Thursday after the day’s proceedings were over during an interview with host Neal Cavuto.

“All right, obviously, the former president not a fan of this ongoing trial now into its 10th day. So tomorrow will be day number 11,” Cavuto said before bringing in his analyst panel.

“John Yoo to you. And obviously, the frustration the president is expressing again and again as he has, about how limited he is to say and speak his mind, something that Michael Cohen is not.

And this gag order and the thousand dollar fine each time he, you know, he says something out of turn, and prosecutors want him punished to believe it’s up to $9,000. Prosecutors say four or five more examples. That’s another four or $5,000. Where’s all that going?” Cavuto asked.

“You know, I agree with President Trump that he’s under an unprecedented, unfair gag order when you take into account the campaign,” Yoo began.

“But as we’ve talked about before, maybe I’m being contrarian here. Even though he’s suffering these legal setbacks, he’s turning it into political gold. As you mentioned, he’s six points ahead of Biden amongst registered voters nationwide. It’s incredible how he sort of performed a judo move on Biden and these prosecutors by turning these attacks into favorable political ratings,” the scholar continued.

“I think maybe part of his what we just saw, Biden has trouble giving a press conference and stringing cogent sentences together. I tell you, Neal, you sit in a courtroom for ten days in a row where you can’t say anything, and all you have to do is listen to people attack you,” Yoo added.

“And then at the end of that day, you get up and give a pretty good press conference. They’re pretty good cogent statements not typed, you know, no transcript written out for you not practiced. And so you look at that contrast between him and Biden, and he comes out looking better.”

Also last week, a CNN panel of experts and pundits expressed shock at how “effective” they found the questioning of a witness for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecutors by a lawyer for Trump.

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