In an appearance on Fox News, former President Donald Trump's attorney, Alina Habba, expressed her feelings of shame and embarrassment following the indictment of her client in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case.
Speaking to Fox News personality Jesse Watters, Habba suggested that the indictment was a mere distraction—a "shiny ball"—from what she perceived as impropriety on the part of President Joe Biden.
To bolster her point, Habba pointed to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer's plan to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for allegedly withholding documents, which was later retracted after the FBI agreed to share the requested information, as reported by The New York Times.
You can hear what she said in the video below.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) took a significant and impactful action by formally accusing Trump of committing federal crimes. The unsealed indictment includes 38 felony counts leveled against him and his valet encompassing the intentional retention of national defense secrets in violation of the Espionage Act, making false statements, and participating in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.
But Habba suggested there is a coordinated "dance" between the government and the media that has allowed members of the Biden administration to evade charges for their alleged crimes:
"Every single time there is a coordinated dance that is becoming obvious to the American people because they are smart."
“I'm embarrassed to be a lawyer at this moment. Honestly, I am ashamed. I'm ashamed to be a lawyer. I'm ashamed that this is the state of our country.”
“And it is so obvious that there's this dual-system of justice. This is selective prosecution, selective persecution. It is absolute persecution. It is Russia third world stuff, and it should not be happening.”
People were quick to agree that she should indeed be ashamed.
Trump's indictment, issued in Miami's Federal District Court, marks the first instance of a former President facing federal charges.
This places the nation in an unprecedented situation, given that Trump also currently leads the pack as the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
This indictment, which was presented by the office of special counsel Jack Smith, comes just over two months after local prosecutors in New York filed over 30 felony charges against Trump. These charges were related to a case involving a hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election.
Furthermore, Trump remains the subject of an ongoing investigation by Mr. Smith's office, focusing on his extensive endeavors to cling to power following his electoral defeat in 2020. Additionally, authorities from the district attorney's office in Fulton County, Georgia, are scrutinizing him for potential interference in the election.