Alina Habba, a lawyer for former President Trump, blasted Special Counsel Jack Smith for his urgency in asking the Supreme Court to take up Trump’s federal 2020 election criminal case and weigh in on his immunity defense.
“There is some sort of real sense of urgency,” said in an interview highlighted by Mediaite. “The only urgency that I can see is that there is an election in November 2024 and they can’t beat him.”
Trump has attempted to toss the case by arguing that he has presidential immunity from the indictment that accuses him of entering criminal conspiracies to change the 2020 presidential election results.
Smith has argued that the nation’s highest court should take up the issue before the D.C. Circuit issues its ruling, citing Trump’s fast-approaching March 4 trial date.
The Supreme Court agreed to expedite Trump’s deadline, ordering him to respond by Dec. 20. They will then decide if they are going to take the case.
Habba said “everyone can see” what Smith is doing and said it “is election interference at its finest.”
“They can’t beat him in the ballots so they’re gonna have to either, you know, lie, cheat, steal or the newest, is lawfare, put him in jail, tie him up,” she told Fox Business Network’s Larry Kudlow.
Kudlow suggested that since Trump would have to sit in trial every day for the case, they don’t want him on the campaign trail.
Habba agreed and said, “it’s actually playing against them.”
“He’s getting a lot of voters that he normally wouldn’t get because they’re seeing this and he is the victim of all of a sudden they’ve made him a victim of complete and utter election interference and lawfare,” she said.
Habba said she has faith in the Supreme Court because they “really take their office seriously and we’ve seen that time and time again with that, especially recently.”