Trump lawyer says judge’s ties to E. Jean Carroll’s lawyer warrant ‘new trials’

Donald Trump‘s lawyer Alina Habba is sounding off about the alleged “preferential treatment” afforded to advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lead counsel after a jury ordered the former president to pay her $83.3 million in a civil defamation trial, arguing it will serve as a basis for his appeal and should lay the groundwork for “new trials.”

Habba sent a letter on Monday evening to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, expressing dismay that she learned “for the first time” of allegations that the judge once had a “‘mentor’ type relationship” with Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, who is not related to the judge.

Flanked by his attorneys Chris Kise, left, and Alina Habba, former President Donald Trump waits to take the witness stand at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Nov. 6,
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