May 28, 2024

Alina Habba Worried Jury Should Have Been Sequestered During Break

It would appear that Trump attorney Alina Habba is trying to lay the groundwork to disqualify jury members in the Trump hush-money case.

Judge Merchan sent the jury home early last week for a break over the holiday weekend.

Habba believes the jury should have been sequestered to prevent outside influence.

Keep Them Away from the Media

Habba told Fox News, “They should have been sequestered, because, in my opinion, these jurors are handling something that is completely unprecedented and unwarranted in America.

“And for them to be able to be out and about on a holiday weekend with friends and families who have opinions, who are watching the news, TVs in the background at the pool party, I have serious concerns.

“If they’re left-wing and they’re watching MSDNC, as my client calls it, [MSNBC] or CNN, they’re not going to get fair news.”

While I understand her point, the only time a jury is going to be sequestered is if there is evidence of tampering or influence, which is not the case here.

To me, this sounds like Trump’s legal team is already setting the stage with excuses in case they lose, as well as lining up possible reasons for appeal.

Habba later added, “I have worries about them going back to whatever friends might have Trump derangement syndrome, forgetting all sense of reality, and coming back and sitting in that box and saying, you know what, I have got to take one for the [Democratic National Committee].

“I don’t want that. I want law to [be] fact, because, if we can get that, we will win, we will not just get a hung jury, we will get an acquittal. So, let’s see.”

With the evidence I saw, I find it hard to believe that 12 people, even in a city like New York, would have a unanimous guilty verdict.

While I think it is just as unlikely that Trump would be acquitted, I won’t count it out, but I see a hung jury coming in the case.

The question then is if Bragg would refile or just drop the charges and move on.

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