Former President Donald Trump's legal spokesperson Alina Habba raised eyebrows after she referred to him as "the most ethical American I know" mere days after Trump faced additional federal charges related to the alleged mishandling of classified documents following his tenure in the White House.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Habba vehemently criticized the recent superseding indictment brought forth by special counsel Jack Smith, dismissing it as "election interference."
The special counsel's new indictment includes three felony charges against Trump, one of which alleges that he ordered the deletion of Mar-a-Lago surveillance video to obstruct the federal grand jury's investigation. However, Habba disputed this accusation, claiming that no tapes were deleted and that Trump willingly cooperated with the investigation.
Habba further defended Trump's actions, stating that if he had wished to withhold any information, he could have easily done so, but he "never would act like that."
You can hear what Habba said in the video below.
“This is what happens when you’re winning in the polls and the Democrats can’t win." ...
“No tapes were deleted. He turned them over. He cooperated as he always does.”
“If President Trump didn’t want something turned over I assure you that is something that could have been done. But he never would act like that. He’s the most ethical American I know.”
Habba was swiftly criticized for her remarks.
Habba continues to make headlines for questionable statements made in Trump's defense.
Last week, she was widely mocked after she, with no sense of irony whatsoever, complained that laws used "for mobs"—a reference to racketeering charges—are being used against her client, claiming that unfavorable news about the former President amounts to "election interference."
Earlier this summer, she was criticized after she 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.
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 and was called out after she said she was "embarrassed to be a lawyer at this moment."