Alina Habba, who has been serving as an attorney and spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump, tore into the media and others for an excessive amount of video footage of the two of them sitting in court, calling it the “demise of the American justice system.”
In an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday, after her client appeared at a federal appeals court hearing in Washington, D.C., to decide whether he is shielded from post-2020 election charges under the auspices of presidential immunity, Habba repeated the legal team’s arguments before the three-judge panel while also complaining about the footage.
“Absolute immunity is called just that on purpose,” she told host Elizabeth MacDonald. “It’s a very simple fact that all presidents are granted presidential immunity within the scope of their employment within the outer perimeters of their employment. I’ve argued about it many times. The hypotheticals that were given [in court] today are just that—they were hypotheticals that do not relate to President Trump. Our team did a great job arguing, and I think that it’s a very simple decision that if it’s decided wrong, if those skeptics are correct, will have to be taken up, but I don’t think that’ll happen.”