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Trump’s Attorney Believes $454M Penalty Will Be Reversed

Alina Habba, serving as Donald Trump’s legal counsel, strongly believes that the $454 million fine imposed in a New York fraud lawsuit will be reversed. 

She argues that Trump has been unjustly singled out in what she describes as a case of “selective prosecution.”

Controversial Interview Platform

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Speaking on X22 Report, a show banned on platforms like YouTube and Spotify for promoting conspiracy theories, Habba discussed the lawsuit initiated by Letitia James against Trump.

Political Motivations Alleged

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Habba accuses Letitia James of initiating a lawsuit against Trump driven by political motives, critiquing James for her statements made before taking office about pursuing Trump and denouncing it as a case of “political prosecution.”

The Initial Fine

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Judge Arthur Engoron levied a $355 million penalty against Trump, which has since escalated to $454 million with added interest, due to the overvaluation of properties in financial declarations. 

Trump has committed to challenging this decision through an appeal.

The Appeal’s Financial Hurdle

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Trump faces the challenge of securing a cash bond potentially exceeding $500 million to proceed with his appeal.

Predetermined Trial Outcome?

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In her interview with X22 Report, Habba characterizes the trial as biased and predetermined to disadvantage Trump, suggesting the legal process was skewed from the start.

Habba’s Critique of the Trial

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Despite positive testimonies about Trump’s business dealings, the hefty penalty was imposed, which Habba confidently believes will be successfully appealed against.

James’ Demand for Immediate Payment

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Meanwhile, Letitia James contends that Trump should immediately settle the fine or arrange the cash bond necessary for an appeal, pointing to the potential risk of Trump avoiding payment if his appeal is unsuccessful.

Trump’s Request for a Reduced Bond

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Trump has requested a halt on the judgment or permission to deposit just $100 million for the appeal process, a proposal that James has resisted, emphasizing the dangers of permitting Trump to proceed with the appeal without the entire bond amount.

The Risks of Non-Compliance

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In her legal submissions, James underscores the considerable risk that Trump might try to sidestep the judgment or make its enforcement more challenging if not obligated to post the complete bond or deposit.

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