Trump lawyer says she’s ‘ashamed’ and ‘embarrassed’ as ex-president indicted over secret papers

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Former president Donald Trump’s attorney Alina Habba said on Fox News that she is “ashamed” and “embarrassed” to be a lawyer after the former president was indicted.

Ms Habba spoke on Jesse Watters’s show amid news that a federal grand jury indicted Mr Trump on charges related to his allegedly unlawful retention of national defence information.

Mr Trump’s attorney said the indictment was a distraction from supposed impropriety on behalf of President Joe Biden, pointing to the fact that House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer was planning to hold FBI Director Christoper Wray, whom Mr Trump nominated to lead the bureau in 2017, in contempt of Congress for supposedly withholding documents.

But Mr Comer retracted the contempt vote after the FBI agreed to share documents, The New York Times reported.

“Every single time there is a coordinated dance that is becoming obvious to the American people because they are smart,” she said.

Ms Habba said that the indictments of the twice-impeached former president were the equivalent of a “shiny ball” meant to distract people.

“I'm embarrassed to be a lawyer at this moment,” she said. “Honestly, I am ashamed. I'm ashamed to be a lawyer. I'm ashamed that this is the state of our country.”

Ms Habba said the indictment showed the United States had a two-tiered system of justice.

“And it is so obvious that there's this dual-system of justice,” she said. “This is selective prosecution, selective persecution. It is absolute persecution. It is Russia third world stuff, and it should not be happening.”