‘They needed a little drama, so they throw this out there. They go to the judge that had recused himself in my Hillary case a month ago,’ Habba told Fox News host Jesse Watters during an appearance Friday.
‘I would like to know why he recused himself in that case, but then he was able to sign this warrant. I want to know that.’
Habba was referencing the fact that on June 22, magistrate Judge Bruce W. Reinhart recused himself from a lawsuit involving Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The 45th president is suing Clinton and other prominent Democrats over Russia collusion allegations.
Six weeks after that recusal, Judge Reinhart signed the warrant authorizing the feds to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
During an appearance on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime,’ Alina Habba described Trump’s nonchalant response to Monday’s FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago
Judge Bruce Reinhart has come under scrutiny for his past political opinions and work as a defense attorney
In his recusal, the magistrate wrote: ‘The undersigned Magistrate Judge, to whom the above-styled cause has been assigned, hereby recuses himself and refers the case to the Clerk of Court for reassignment pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 455.’
According to the specific code: ‘Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’
The judge did not specify what disqualified him from overseeing the lawsuit.
Earlier this week, Habba, along with fellow Trump lawyer Christina Bobb, accused the FBI of planting evidence during Monday’s raid.
Habba described Trump’s reaction to the raid saying: ‘He’s like, “Oh, it’s a Monday, Alina. It’s a Monday in Trump world.” Honestly, nothing. He was confused as to why they were there. He had just seen them in June.’
Trump’s top lawyer continued: ‘They had said, “Everything’s fine, but could you put another lock on it? We’ll be good.” You know what? In my opinion, the Jan. 6 ratings — the show of Jan. 6 — hasn’t been going so well.’
Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice and violating the Espionage Act
Earlier this week, Habba, along with fellow Trump lawyer Christina Bobb, accused the FBI of planting evidence during Monday’s raid
Habba said in a Fox News interview that she was ‘concerned that they may have planted something. You know, at this point, who knows? I don’t trust the government and that’s a very frightening thing as an American’
Habba said in a Fox News interview that she was ‘concerned that they may have planted something. You know, at this point, who knows? I don’t trust the government and that’s a very frightening thing as an American.’
While on her Truth Social page, Habba has made multiple attacks on Judge Reinhart.
Watters joked with Habba later in the interview asking if Trump himself had packed any of the boxes that the FBI searched during the raid.
Trump watched the raid live from Trump Tower in New York via the security camera feeds in his Florida home, Bobb said during an interview with the right-wing media network Real America’s Voice earlier Friday. Bobb joked that the Trumps probably had a better view than she did, and she was at Mar-a-Lago when the raid took place.
Habba also said in her Friday appearance: ‘So explain to me, why you tell someone to put an extra lock on, leave for almost two months, get a warrant, sit for a weekend, have a cocktail and then show-up again, guns a blazing?’ Not even informing the local police, which is normal course. He wasn’t even there. It makes no sense.’
Multiple news outlets have published articles detailing Judge Reinhart’s past as a defense attorney, which included a stint working for pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, and making political donations to Barack Obama.
Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice and violating the Espionage Act, according to the newly unsealed search warrant showing the FBI retrieved 11 sets of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago.