According to one of former President Trump’s lawyers, the case involving the handling of secret data will not result in a plea agreement.
In an interview with “Fox News” anchor Shannon Bream, Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba said, “You plead when you have done something unlawful or when you’ve got no shot.”
“That amounts to a guilt admission. He would never confess to wrongdoing.”
The Blaze reported on May 9 that Habba defended Trump in a recent case in which he had been found responsible for the sex assault and libel of 79-year-old author E. Jean Carroll.
Trump is not represented by Habba in the federal records lawsuit.
Habba continued by claiming that there was nothing improper with Trump declassifying records, taking them with him, or negotiating over them with the National Archives and the Records Administration.
“This is purely political in nature.” Habba continued, stating that an indictment represents a “one-sided document” and that it is “election interference at the highest level by a political opponent.”
“The raid on his house and the entire, dual-tier system of justice that we are seeing today were the only things that were not right.”
Habba continued by stating that, unlike President Biden as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Trump is able to utilize the Presidential Records Act as being a defense.
When Bream questioned Habba about if the possibility of “decades in jail” for Trump had actually “sunk in,” Habba said, “I do not believe that he is thinking about it that way.”
Habba refused to respond to the issue of whether Trump would desire to delay any trial beyond the 2024 presidential election, referring to it as an “internal strategy question.” She said the decision will be made “very soon.”
Regarding the widely shared image of a crate of materials spilling out onto the ground, Habba said, “The articles are stuff he has the right to take.” Newspaper stories and photos were among the “mementos” she called the box’s contents.
“We haven’t got a chance to present our side, but there is meaning to everything, and the defense will bring that context out,” according to Habba.