February 23, 2024

Trump's Lawyer Says Letitia James Won't 'Get Her Hands' on Trump's Buildings Over $355M Fine

Alina Habba, a lawyer for Donald Trump, delivered defiant remarks following a judge's order for her client to pay $355 million, expressing confidence that the New York Attorney General's efforts to seize prime real estate properties would not succeed.

"Her goal of tearing down the Trump Organization, her goal of tearing down the individuals that worked so hard, including on his campaign, his family, and the list goes on and on, her goal is frankly not going to succeed," Habba stated. "That's all I'm willing to say," she added.

Habba's comments came shortly after Attorney General James threatened to seize assets if Trump failed to pay the fine or post bond pending an appeal.

James emphasized that if Trump lacked the funds to satisfy the judgment, they would pursue legal avenues to enforce it.

Habba had previously indicated Trump's intention to appeal and post the required bond within the 30-day window, even before James' warning. However, she described posting bond as merely an "option" during her recent remarks.

"We have a great team. I'm proud of our team, and we're working around the clock to figure out what strategically is the best move," Habba remarked, declining to disclose Trump's specific course of action.

She criticized James, accusing her of aiming to harm the president and his family while expressing confidence in the strength of their appellate record.

Meanwhile, James reiterated her readiness to ensure the judgment was paid, referencing Trump's property interests, including the skyscraper at 40 Wall St.

Habba countered James' statements, suggesting she harbored animosity toward Trump.

Trump faces a significant financial burden, with estimates suggesting he would need to come up with hundreds of millions for an appeal bond.

Other reports noted that while Trump's real estate assets could cover the judgment, liquidity might pose a challenge.

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