During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show, Trump attorney Alina Habba made a peculiar defense of her client, emphasizing that Donald Trump “didn’t kill anyone” as part of an immunity argument presented earlier in the day.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump attorney John Sauer argued before a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that the former President should enjoy presidential immunity from any federal prosecution aimed at overturning the 2020 election. Sauer contended that all actions under investigation were carried out in Trump’s official capacity as president, and he pointed out that the Senate had not convicted Trump for those actions.
Habba’s appearance on Hannity’s show added a unique twist to the defense strategy, as she seemingly sought to underscore the severity of the accusations against Trump by emphasizing that he had not been involved in any fatal actions. The use of the statement “didn’t kill anyone” suggests an attempt to downplay the alleged wrongdoing while reinforcing the argument for immunity based on Trump’s presidential status.
“The real facts are so easy to win that we have to argue now the slippery slope argument of if he kills someone, will be held accountable,” she insisted. “He didn’t kill anyone. He didn’t cause an insurrection. He didn’t get charged for it. But they’re using hypotheticals to frighten America.”
HANNITY: What about the issue of the immunity case? Uh, going before three judge panel arguments were held earlier today. At times, based on reports I read. It’s almost seem to go off the rails asking, well, what if the president, uh, instructs Seal Team Six to kill innocent people? Uh, you know, what? Would the president be acting in his capacity as the president of the United States? Would they have immunity that seemed to go off the rails, I understand. Two of the three judges, a three judge panel, were Biden appointed judges.
HABBA: That’s correct. I’ve actually been in front of a judge in New York and been asked the same question on the Michael Cohen case. I won that case on immunity. Um, it’s hypotheticals that do not currently exist, because the real facts are so easy to win that we have to now argue the slippery slope argument of if he kills someone will be held accountable. He didn’t kill anyone. He didn’t cause an insurrection. He didn’t get charged for it. But they’re using hypotheticals to frighten America. This is a slam dunk case. He should have a map. Immunity and presidential immunity.