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Nearly half a year removed from the end of Donald Trump’s first term as President, there are still many out there who believe that the former Commander in Chief will soon find himself in legal hot water…and possibly even indicted.
Of course, this may be wishful thinking for some on the left, who’ve been trying to get Trump from the very moment that the New York businessman stepped onto the political stage. This includes prosecutors in the Southern District of New York who’ve been working up a number of possible avenue through which to be a nuisance to the former President.
Now, a prosecutor who contributed to a previous attempt to nail Trump to the wall is exuding an extraordinary stance on the subject, suggesting that the 45th President of the United States could be imprisoned in Florida on account of the New York investigation.
Former President Donald Trump could end up stuck in Florida if he is indicted in New York and there is resistance to him being extradited, according to a top prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.
Looking ahead, Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official and FBI general counsel, also suggested such a situation could limit Trump’s ability to inhabit the White House should he run for the presidency again in 2024.
“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,” Weissmann said during an appearance on MSNBC. “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.”
There was no denying where Weissman’s political compass pointed, as the former Mueller team member lamented that the Special Counsel may have been able to do more to “hold Trump accountable” during the lengthy “RussiaGate” investigation.
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