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Trump lawyer Alina Habba makes, then backs off, ‘conflict’ allegation against E. Jean Carroll judge

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Trump lawyer Alina Habba makes, then backs off, ‘conflict’ allegation against E. Jean Carroll judge
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Former President Donald Trump’s attorney Alina Habba on Tuesday backed off of a conflict of interest claim against the judge who presided over the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial after Carroll’s lawyer threatened to pursue sanctions.

Habba on Monday filed a letter with the court citing a New York Post story that said U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan and Carroll attorney Roberta Kaplan, who are not related, had worked at the major law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in the 1990s. An unidentified former partner at the firm, which employs around 1,000 lawyers, told the Post that Lewis Kaplan had been “like her mentor.”

Habba told the New York Post that the situation was “insane and so incestuous.”

Read the rest of the story at NBC News