Alina Habba, the attorney for former President Trump, stated on Sunday that she will “soon” file for a mistrial in New York in the former president’s fraud case.
She raised concerns that the petition would be decided by the same trial judge.
Trump has consistently voiced apprehensions regarding the principal clerk and the presiding judge overseeing the case, alleging they are politically motivated and biased, on social media and in court.
“I can tell you that we will be filing papers to address all of those issues,” Habba remarked.
A month ago, Judge Arthur Engoron issued a restraining order prohibiting public statements or postings by Trump or any other party involved in the case regarding his staff members.
Engoron assessed Trump a $10,000 sanction last month for violating the gag order.
On Monday, the defense is expected to commence its case presentation in New York, where Trump is confronted with a $250 million lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) regarding alleged fraudulent activities spanning over a decade.
The lawsuit, which is directed at Trump, the Trump organization, and Trump’s two adult sons, alleges that the former president’s company engaged in fraudulent asset valuation inflation and deflation in order to obtain greater insurance coverage and lower taxes. Sons of Trump have refuted the allegations.