‘It makes no sense’: Trump’s attorney wants to know why judge who signed off on Mar-a-Lago raid recused himself from Clinton lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Alina Habba has many questions about the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, but one stands out among the rest: Why did the judge who signed the warrant for the raid recuse himself in Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton?

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Joining Fox News host Jesse Watters on Friday, Habba said the embattled former President was not surprised by the raid on his private residence.

“It’s a Monday in Trump World,” she retorted.

“Honestly, nothing,” she said of Trump’s reaction. “He was confused as to why they were there. He had just seen them in June. They had said, ‘Everything’s fine, but could you put another lock on it? We’ll be good.'”

“You know what?” Habba added. “In my opinion, the Jan. 6 ratings — the show of Jan. 6 — hasn’t been going so well. They needed a little drama, so they throw this out there.”

While the reason behind the unprecedented search of a former President’s private home may not be a mystery, Habba does want to know why the Feds went to Judge Bruce W. Reinhart, who, just six weeks ago, recused himself from 45’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats over now-debunked Russia collusion allegations.

As American Wire reported, the suit alleges that Clinton and her cronies colluded to “cripple” Trump’s run for the White House with lies.

“Under the guise of ‘opposition research,’ ‘data analytics,’ and other political stratagems, the Defendants nefariously sought to sway the public’s trust. They worked together with a single, self-serving purpose: to vilify Donald J. Trump. Indeed, their far-reaching conspiracy was designed to cripple Trump’s bid for presidency by fabricating a scandal that would be used to trigger an unfounded federal investigation and ignite a media frenzy,” the lawsuit reads.

Named as defendants are 28 people and organizations, including Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta, former FBI Director James Comey, former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the research firm Fusion GPS as well as former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the infamous “Trump-Russia dossier.”

While he didn’t go into specifics, Judge Reinhart disqualified himself from hearing the case citing a code that requires a magistrate judge to recuse themselves if his or her impartiality “might be reasonably questioned,” according to the Daily Mail.

“They go to the judge that had recused himself in my Hillary case a month ago,” Habba told Watters. “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.”

Far from sneaking secrets out of the White House, Habba says Trump was working with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

“He declassified documents,” she said. “He was coordinating with NARA and at the end of the day– Don’t forget, Jessie, we now know for a fact this is about documents, documents that he has allowed them access to.”

“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 — without even informing the local police, mind you, which is normal course — just show up,” Trump’s attorney demanded.

“He was not even there. We know he is not there. Everyone in the world knows where he is at all times,” she added. “It makes no sense.”


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