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Fox Host Fact-Checks Trump Lawyer To Her Face After She Called Trial 'A Biden Show'

After Trump lawyer Alina Habba tried to claim Trump's Manhattan trial was a 'Biden show,' Fox host Shannon Bream explained why that's not true.

Alina Habba and Shannon Bream
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Former President Donald Trump's attorney Alina Habba was called out by Fox News host Shannon Bream after trying to claim that Trump's ongoing hush money trial was a "Biden show."

The criminal trial in New York revolves around accusations that Trump falsified business records in an attempt to conceal hush money payments made to adult film performer Stormy Daniels in order to silence her ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Jurors filed out of the courtroom yesterday to begin deliberations in the historic case, marking the first-ever criminal trial of a former American president. The jury could take days or even weeks to reach a verdict, according to The New York Times. The verdict, the publication added, "could either vindicate Mr. Trump’s argument that he did nothing wrong or sully him as a felon as he seeks to regain the presidency."

But as she appeared on Fox outside the courthouse on Wednesday, Habba claimed that President Joe Biden is responsible for the trial, suggesting the legal action against Trump is politically motivated:

"Joe Biden can't do anything in office so he's got to use the same means as someone who's trying to have a quick slip and fall and make money. That is exactly what we're seeing right now. This is exactly a Biden show because he's got to distract the American people."

Bream pushed back, fact-checking Habba in real-time.

"But the Biden administration's not responsible for this trial."

Habba tried to counter:

“How can you say the Biden administration is not responsible?”

Bream quickly corrected her:

“It’s a state trial. It’s [Manhattan District Attorney] Alvin Bragg. Whether you think there’s a political motive for him, it’s not connected to the DOJ. I mean, the feds passed on these election charges.”

You can watch their exchange in the video below.

But Habba didn't stop there, saying that Bream should "look at how many state logs there are" of state prosecutors visiting the White House if she wants proof that the case is "a Biden trial."

Bream held firm:

“The feds passed on these cases, is the point I’m making."

Habba was criticized following her Fox appearance.



Habba has consistently sought to discredit trial witnesses in a bid to shore up support for Trump, who has repeatedly insisted that he is the victim of a political "witch hunt."

Earlier this month, remarking on Stormy Daniels—who at the time testified for five hours under heavy questioning—Habba claimed that when prosecutors "pick people who aren’t credible, it speaks volumes."

Her statement prompted critics to point out the irony given that Habba, for all her talk about credibility, among other things, recently defended Trump for falling asleep during court proceedings.

People felt the comments were the ultimate self-own, since it was Donald Trump, who constantly lies and lacks any credibility at all, chose her as his lawyer in the second E. Jean Carrol trial, which, Trump famously lost spectacularly.