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    Alina Habba mocks New York AG after appeals court reduces Trump bond

    By Lauren Irwin,


    Alina Habba, attorney to former President Trump, mocked New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) after an appeals court significantly reduced the cost of a bond he must pay while he appeals his multimillion-dollar civil fraud penalty.

    Habba appeared on Fox News’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” Monday evening, when the host asked her about the court’s decision to lower Trump’s $464 million bond to $175 million.

    “We won,” she said . “You know, no — we didn’t win. You know when we’ll win? When we get this all reversed, which is what’s gonna happen.”

    Habba criticized James and Judge Arthur Engoron, who originally ordered Trump to pay $355 million before interest, ruling the former president conspired to lie about his net worth to receive favorable treatment from banks and insurers. The judge also ordered Trump to pay prejudgment interest, with the figure accruing based on the date of each transaction in the case. The amount owed rose by $112,000 each day in additional interest, bringing it up to $464 million by the time the appeals court ruled to lower his bond.

    “So, what happened today, was that Letitia had to eat every single tweet she has posted since the day the twisted order from Judge Engoron came out with the ridiculous number with the disgusting injustice on the American people, not just Donald Trump,” Habba said.

    Habba said she “would love to see” what James posted online after the court’s decision because she was “having fun” posting about the daily interest added to Trump’s penalty.

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    Trump and his lawyers attempted to get a bond covering the staggering sum but were unable to do so before the Monday deadline. A five-judge appeals panel paused the enforcement of the judgment, so long as Trump pay the significantly lower bond within 10 days.

    James, who brought forth the original civil fraud case against Trump, said in the past that if he were unable to meet the Monday deadline for the penalty, she may begin seizing his assets .

    Trump’s attorney said she was “so proud” of the appeals court because the decision gave her “a little bit of faith” in the justice system. She continued, criticizing James and others who were excited to see the former president approach the deadline with no ability to pay the sum.

    “I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today, because that’s what was served to her,” Habba said. “Just a little, but we’ll be … serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years.”

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