In a recent interview with Newsmax host Carl Higbie, former President Trump’s attorney Alina Habba claimed that Trump is protected from jail by the Secret Service and that there is “nothing to worry about” when it comes to the prospect of him being incarcerated.
Habba’s comments came after Higbie asked her whether Trump could end up in prison for violating one of the gag orders imposed on him. Trump has been hit with gag orders in both his civil fraud case and his federal election obstruction case, and he was fined $10,000 last week for violating the gag order in his civil fraud case.
Habba’s claim that the Secret Service would protect Trump from jail is dubious. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting the president and other high-ranking government officials, but it does not have the authority to prevent law enforcement from arresting or jailing the president. If Trump were to be convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail, the Secret Service would be obligated to hand him over to the authorities.
Habba’s claim that Trump has done nothing wrong is also questionable. Trump is facing a number of serious legal challenges, including the civil fraud case and the federal election obstruction case. In the civil fraud case, Trump is accused of inflating the value of his assets in order to obtain loans and insurance. In the federal election obstruction case, Trump is accused of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
If Trump is found guilty of either of these crimes, he could face significant prison time. The maximum sentence for civil fraud is 20 years in prison, and the maximum sentence for federal election obstruction is five years in prison.
Former White House attorney Ty Cobb has predicted that Trump will end up in jail for violating the federal case gag order. Cobb said that Trump could face a “much heavier penalty” than the $10,000 fine he received for violating the gag order in his civil fraud case. Cobb also said that he believes Trump could spend “a night or a weekend in jail” if he continues to violate the gag order.
It is important to note that Habba is Trump’s attorney, and it is her job to defend him in the legal challenges he is facing. Her claims that Trump is protected from jail by the Secret Service and that he has done nothing wrong should be taken with a grain of salt.
Habba’s comments are an attempt to reassure Trump’s supporters and to deflect attention from the legal challenges he is facing. However, her claims are not supported by the evidence.
Trump is not above the law, and he could face jail time if he is convicted of a crime. The Secret Service would be obligated to hand him over to the authorities if he were to be sentenced to jail.
The fact that Trump is facing a number of serious legal challenges is a sign that he is not above the law. It is also a sign that the rule of law is still intact in the United States.
It is important to remain objective when reporting on the legal challenges facing Trump. It is also important to avoid making claims that are not supported by the evidence.