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Report: Trump Will File For Mistrial In NY Fraud Case

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Former President Trump’s attorney Alina Habba is planning to file for a mistrial in the former president’s fraud cause in New York.

On Sunday, Habba told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that she planned to file for a mistrial “soon,” while raising concerns that it will be the same trial judge deciding on the motion. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ case accuses Trump, his two adult sons, the Trump Organization, and top executives of falsely inflating the values of Trump’s real estate properties and other assets in order to get tax benefits and better loan terms.

James seeks around $250 million in damages, and she wants to bar Trump and his co-defendants from running another business in New York.

When asked about Trump’s concerns over the judge and clerk, Habba said the gag order prevented her from responding.

“I can tell you that we will be filing papers to address all of those issues,” Habba said. 

When asked if she will file for a mistrial, Habba said “soon,” and then “very soon.”

“The problem is, with all of these things, such as filing a motion for recusal, which we have done twice, is that the judge has to be the one that decides: Is he going to recuse himself? Does he feel that there was a mistrial,” Habba said.

“It’s a bench trial. We have one judge. And it’s the same judge that issued the gag order that has to make those determinations. So, at this point, I don’t have any reason to believe he shouldn’t after what we have learned, if it’s true,” Habba continued.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Good luck Trump! Biden is the real crook and Trump keeps getting attacked to distract from Biden’s crimes. This is not fair at all.

  2. If Trump was using property as collateral for a loan, the bank should make their own appraisal of the property value. They have an obligation to insure the property value was properly assessed. For tax purposes as far as I know every area has a tax assessor whose job is locate and identify the ownership of all taxable property in the County and establishes a taxable value for all property subject to property taxation. So are we saying they do not have a tax assessor or was the tax assessor not doing their job?

    • Per the banks that testified, they all said the same thing and that Trump did not in any way inflate his properties – he practiced/conducted business just as any business man would.

  3. Given Judge Engeron’s terminal case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, the only thing a Motion for Mistrial will do is to preserve the issue for an appeal. Let’s hope he finds a court of LAW somewhere up the food chain!

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