Alina Habba: Jurors in Trump Trial Should Have Been Sequestered


Trump lawyer Alina Habba said jurors in the former president’s business records trial “should have been sequestered” over Memorial Day weekend to prevent their friends and families from influencing their opinions.

Habba’s comments come as the 12 jurors are expected to deliver their verdict regarding Trump facing 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree in relation to payments reportedly made to adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.

“If they’re left-wing and they’re watching MSDNC, as my client calls it, or CNN, they’re not going to get fair news,” Habba stated. “They’re going to hear … but, by the way, they have been saying that this case is a hoax, which is shocking. But, they know that the jurors are out there listening and I have concerns about that.”

Trump’s defense team rested on May 21, and this coming Tuesday, closing arguments will begin in the trial.

Merchan predicted that closing arguments would last a day and expressed hope that jury deliberations would begin on May 29, according to the New York Times.

While Habba acknowledged that in certain instances, “time can be on your side,” she added that she had “worries” about the jurors “going back to whatever friends might have Trump derangement syndrome, forgetting all sense of reality and coming back” and sitting in the juror’s box and feeling like they “need to take one for the DNC.”

“I don’t want that,” Habba added. “I want law to fact, because if we can get that, we will win. We will not just get a hung jury, we will get an acquittal.”

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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