Democrats are openly discussing arresting and extraditing Donald Trump from Florida to New York as part of a multi-pronged strategy to derail him if he decides to run for president again.
Should former President Trump be indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. while staying at Mar-a-Lago, officials in Palm Beach, Fla., are reportedly considering a course of action.
(Vance, by the way, lets almost every criminal out of jail in New York, but of course Republicans are treated differently.)
So how will their plan to arrest Trump unfold?
According to Politico, law enforcement officials in the town have discussed how to handle possible extradition if Trump is indicted by authorities investigating whether he committed banking and tax fraud.
Trump’s location, according to the news outlet, could affect extradition proceedings because Florida’s extradition statute allows Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to intervene and decide whether someone should be handed over to out-of-state authorities.
Andrew Weissman, Hillary’s ally and Robert Mueller’s most ruthless prosecutor, presented a new conspiracy theory with propagandist Nicole Wallace bolstering the lies.
Wallace opened with her ‘cartoonish’ imaginings, “so of course my brain went to a cartoon-like image of DeSantis smuggling blond-headed Donald Trump out of Mar-a-Lago but what does this mean practically speaking?”
Weissman responded in all seriousness. “Well it actually could get quite complicated Nicole, because there is a Florida statute, many states have similar ones that impose a duty on the governor to extradite,” he said, “however, that statute doesn’t require the governor to extradite and it also doesn’t provide that the governor has the ability to investigate the extradition papers, which is a long way to say that if DeSantis wants to and Trump wants to delay this, there might be ways to do that.”
“However, Florida would act at its own peril because one of the things that Florida wants is that it wants to have its own extradition papers adhered to when they are seeking fugitives around the country to be extradited back to Florida for prosecution so if they were to sort of play games with this, other states could retaliate.” Weissman said.
Mueller sees him imprisoned in Florida. “This happens all the time in foreign countries, where essentially you have people who are sort of imprisoned in a country. Here, Donald Trump would be imprisoned in Florida,” he said.
“If he went overseas, if he went to any other state, he would be subject to those laws, and so he would really have to stay in Florida. It certainly would be quite an interesting issue if he were to, for instance — this is way down the road — but if he were to try and run again for president, he would not be inhabiting the White House in that situation because there would be papers seeking his extradition to New York.”