By
G. McConway
|
February 8, 2024

Judge Rejects Trump Motion for Mistrial

Donald Trump’s legal team has failed him again.

The motion to have the E. Jean Carroll case declared a mistrial has failed.

The motion was rejected by the court, citing that Trump’s argument had no “merit.”

Great Legal Team

Whatever Donald Trump is paying his attorneys, he needs to get his money back.

So far, in the first two civil cases that Trump has taken to trial, his legal team has been crushed by the opposing side.

Not only that, virtually every motion they have made has either been outright rejected or failed.

After the motion for mistrial was made, Judge Kaplan said the argument “made no sense” and that approving the motion “would have been entirely pointless,” yet Trump’s attorneys just keep piling up those legal hours for the work they are doing on these motions, eating up more and more of Trump’s campaign funds.

Trump had been ordered to pay Carroll $83 million in addition to the $5 million she had already been awarded.

The motion was filed by Alina Habba, who is reportedly already on the rocks with Trump, as the former president announced that he was vetting new attorneys for his appeals.

Kaplan utterly destroyed her motion, saying that it “served no useful purpose,” and that it was “at least doubly frivolous” and “entirely baseless.”

Kaplan added one more insult, stating, “Granting it now would be even less sensible … [and] a bootless exercise.”

So, Trump will now have to appeal the case, where he is also likely to lose.

Trump is also facing a possible $370 million loss in the New York fraud case, which Habba was also serving as first chair.

To that point, Habba, including legal fees, will have cost Trump about $500 million, which is about 20% of Trump’s overall fortune.

That is one expensive attorney.

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