Trump’s lawyer slams ‘two-tier justice system’ as ex-president faces historic federal indictment

Donald Trump’s attorney accused the United States of having a “two-tier justice system,” noting that Donald Trump has been charged but Bill and Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden have not.

Alina Habba told Fox News that indicting Trump on federal allegations related to improper handling of classified documents is a sign of a “sick world.”

She said she was ashamed to be a lawyer, called the charges “persecution” and said it was a “sad attempt at political interference”.

“We’re seeing a two-tier justice system right now,” she told Jesse Watters.

“Hillary Clinton destroyed a computer and deleted emails.”

“We had recordings in sock drawers.

“We have Biden and Obama hiding things — Biden still has things in Chinatown, in his house, with a son who is a drug addict.”

“And nothing happens to these people.”

Alina Habba, an attorney for Donald Trump, said her client is being followed

Alina Habba, an attorney for Donald Trump, said her client is being followed

Habba told Fox News host Jesse Watters that Trump's impeachment was the sign of a

Habba told Fox News host Jesse Watters that Trump’s impeachment was the sign of a “sick world.”

Hillary Clinton’s employees admitted to smashing two of their old phones with a hammer.

Their employees also deleted 30,000 emails on their server in 2015 that had nothing to do with government work and were older than 60 days.

Her husband spoke to historian Taylor Branch during his tenure, and the two chronicled their discussions for a book. Bill Clinton kept his tapes in a sock drawer. Conservatives argued that these were presidential files that should be handed out.

Biden found classified material in his think tank offices in Washington DC and in his home in Delaware: they were handed over.

Obama’s office refused to take classified documents.

Donald Trump released a video Thursday insisting he was innocent and being persecuted

Donald Trump released a video Thursday insisting he was innocent and being persecuted


Still, Habba said there were clear prejudices against her client, which she attributed to his political skills.

“If your name is Donald Trump and you’re leading the polls, it’s going to hit you hard,” she said.

“You will be charged until you can take it no longer.”

“But you picked the wrong guy.”

Habba said Trump’s indictment — the first ever federal indictment against a former president — was unfair and “shows what a sick world we live in.”

She continued, “I am very scared for the country at the moment and I am saddened for my client — despite being resilient and strong.”

“And it just shows me again why we need him back in the White House.”

Habba said the “establishment” was afraid of Trump because he was independent.

“Donald Trump isn’t owned by a lobbyist.” “He’s not owned by a financier — anyone who would give him money in exchange for access,” she said. “He doesn’t need the money.”

“And that’s the scariest thing about the current political climate in America.”

“And that’s why he’s the greatest threat to the corrupt political system that we have; to the corrupt Justice Department we have.’

Habba said they looked forward to presenting Trump’s version of events.

Jack Smith was appointed special counsel in November to investigate Trump's handling of classified information

Jack Smith was appointed special counsel in November to investigate Trump’s handling of classified information

She attacked special counsel Jack Smith, accusing him of being a political hack aimed at overthrowing Trump.

“All of these indictments, the American people need to remember, are a one-sided evidentiary hearing before a grand jury appointed by far-left Democrats,” she said.

“Jack Smith is practically what you would call a Democratic left-wing agent.”

“He just hates Trump, hates the right wing.”

“He puts these people in a silo and gives them his evidence.”

She concluded, “Now is our chance to present our evidence and finish it.”

“If we get an impartial judge, an impartial jury, we will be justified on all fronts.”

Timeline of Secret Documents

May 2021: National Archives notes some records of Trump’s presidency are missing

December 2021: The archive requests the documents of the former President

January 2022: The Archives received 15 boxes of material that had been stored at Mar-a-Lago, some of which turned out to contain classified material

February 2022: The matter will be referred to the Ministry of Justice. Trump’s team is conducting a “dress rehearsal” to prepare for the possibility of a search of the documents

May 2022: After several back-and-forths with Trump’s legal team, the Justice Department is issuing a subpoena for more documents they believe are at the former president’s Florida home

Investigators believe storage boxes, including some containing classified material, were removed from a storage area in Mar-a-Lago after the subpoena arrived, prompting Trump to personally examine some of them

June 2, 2022: Walt Nauta and two employees retrieve documents from a storage room. Hours later, Trump’s attorneys contact the Justice Department and say they are welcome to visit and pick up the documents

June 3, 2022: Three FBI agents and a Justice Department attorney travel to Mar-a-Lago to retrieve the additional footage. According to later court records, they received a single Redweld envelope, double-taped, containing the documents. This envelope contained 38 documents with non-disclosure notices, including five marked as confidential, 16 as secret and 17 as top secret

Aug 2022: The Justice Department requested a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago, citing a “probable reason” that additional presidential records and records containing classified information remained at Trump’s Florida home. Court filings show that the original search warrant application indicated that officers believed “evidence of disability would be found on the premises.”

August 8, 2022: FBI agents search Mar-a-Lago: They seize 18 documents marked top secret, 54 classified, 31 classified and 11,179 government documents or photos with no classified information

November 18, 2022: Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, announces that he has appointed a special counsel to investigate the handling of the classified documents – Jack Smith

June 8, 2023: Donald Trump says he’s been indicted on federal charges over the classified information

Bradford Betz

Bradford Betz is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Bradford Betz joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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