Trump Legal Team Gets Shakeup: Lawyer Moves on from Manhattan Case, Gets New Role

Alina Habba, the attorney who has represented former President Donald Trump in legal cases and in the media, is moving on from the Manhattan case and is taking a role working for his re-election campaign.

“Today, President Donald J. Trump appointed Alina Habba to be his legal spokesperson and general counsel to his leadership PAC, Save America,” the announcement said.

“Alina has worked diligently and tirelessly on many of the witch-hunt cases that have been unfairly brought against President Trump,” said Steven Cheung, Communications Director for Donald J. Trump for President 2024.

“While the Habba Madaio Law firm will continue to assist the President in certain legal matters, Ms. Habba will withdraw from the New York Attorney General’s case against the Trump Organization and President Trump and other cases, in order to devote her time to Save America and her duties as his media representative on legal matters,” the statement added.

“It is an honor to be asked by such a leader as President Trump to help Save America. Being able to devote more time to addressing publicly his many legal matters is the privilege of a lifetime”, Ms. Habba said.

In April, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg secured the indictment of Donald Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in relation to reimbursements made to his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen. These payments, meant to suppress accusations made by women claiming to have had extramarital affairs with Trump during the 2016 campaign, are allegations that Trump vehemently denies. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Habba has served Trump in a close capacity. She admitted to examining records at Mar-a-Lago last year—seemingly with Trump’s approval—in response to a subpoena from the New York attorney general, just days before the FBI conducted a raid on the Florida estate.

The lawyer has also been a media mainstay for Donald Trump when speaking about legal matters, such as the classified documents case and the controversial Bedminster, New Jersey audio recording.

By Melinda Davies
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