When Donald Trump left the White House, he went straight to Florida and didn’t actually leave Mar-a-Lago. Fortunately for Trump, the state is run by Ron DeSantis, a big booster from the former president.
And having DeSantis in charge could benefit Trump in the coming months. New York prosecutors appear to be nearing charges against the former president of a crime.
During Thursday’s episode of Deadline White House, Nicolle Wallace and her panel broke down on what would happen if DeSantis refused to extradite
Trump to New York.
Wallace asked Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, what would happen if it did.
“So that happens all the time abroad, where there are essentially people who are detained in one country,” Weissman said. “Donald Trump would be locked up here in Florida. If he went overseas, if he went to another state, he would be subject to those laws, and so he would really have to stay in Florida. It would certainly be a pretty interesting topic if he did, for example – this is a long way to go – but if he tried to run again he wouldn’t be living in the White House in that situation because there would be papers that seek extradition to New York. “
Watch Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann breaks down what would happen if Ron DeSantis refused to extradite Donald Trump to New York City if he was criminally charged. pic.twitter.com/BAoak6H5dn
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Bloomberg’s Tim O’Brien also weighed in, noting: “I think if there is an extradition it means they are trying to arrest him and he resists arrest and then it will undoubtedly be a carnival and tragically funny as everything surrounds Trump because I don’t think Don’t hesitate to encourage his followers to surround Mar-a-Lago to keep the police at bay. “
If charged, Trump will essentially be a cornered rat. The country saw what happened the last time he was cornered on Jan. 6, and it was an American tragedy. Anything would be possible this time.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.