Former Trump Team Member Dismissed in NY AG’s Case Against Ex-President Finds New Position

An attorney who was replaced by Donald Trump prior to the commencement of the civil case filed against him by gossip columnist E. Jean Carroll has now been appointed as the Lead Counsel for his political action committee, “Save America.” Alina Habba, a New Jersey attorney, was previously associated with a small law firm located near Bedminster golf club before being initially hired by Mr. Trump in September 2021.

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

Ms. Habba has assumed the role of legal spokesperson and general counsel for the Save America Leadership PAC. Alongside her new responsibilities within the PAC, she will also extend her legal support to Trump on specific matters.

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

The exact reasons behind Habba’s departure from the core legal team in the case have not been officially disclosed. Nevertheless, this transition is anticipated to provide her with more dedicated time and focus on her responsibilities within the PAC.

Before this change, Habba had revealed her involvement in the effort to obtain classified documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, in response to a subpoena.

She has faced scrutiny for her handling of Trump’s defense following the release of an audio recording from a meeting between them.

Trump has been dealing with various legal challenges and adjusting his defense team accordingly as necessary.

He has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges in an investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

This investigation pertains to allegations of fabricated business records related to a payment allegedly made to Stormy Daniels.

Additionally, Trump pleaded not guilty to federal charges in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, which focuses on matters concerning the retention of classified documents.