Former President Donald J. Trump may have been run out of the swamp, but the witch hunt goes on with his enemies fully mobilized to prevent his return.
While Trump continues to mull a 2024 White House run, efforts are underway to use every dirty trick in the book to take him out with extreme prejudice. Now, a familiar cast of characters have emerged as conspirators.
One of them is Andrew Weissman, the vicious former prosecutor who was fondly referred to as “Mueller’s pit bull” for his role on Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation into the Russian collusion hoax.
Weissman, who resigned in 2019, soon got a job on cable television like many other Obama-Clinton loyalists. He now draws a paycheck from MSNBC where he works as a legal analyst and he has laid out the latest evil scheme to prevent another Trump presidency.
The ex-prosecutor joined Nicole Wallace to discuss the likelihood that Trump would be indicted in a purely political move by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., a Democrat with higher political aspirations.
Weissman fantasized about the possibility that Trump could end up being effectively “imprisoned” in Florida if Republican Governor Ron DeSantis chooses to fight attempts to extradite him to New York.
Wallace set the table; “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 replied; “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.”
He continued, “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’s pit bull went on to say “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.
Weissman added, “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.”
By trapping Trump in Florida, Weissman suggests that he would be ineligible for the presidency, a truly diabolical abuse of the law for political means but that is his specialty.
The ongoing investigation by Vance has intensified as Trump continues to insist that the 2020 election was rigged, and the Bush-McCain-Romney GOP establishment is working frantically to oust him from the party.
Indicting a former president in a purely political move would be unprecedented. If it does happen and DeSantis doesn’t comply with any extradition demands from New York, Joe Biden would liekly weaponize the Justice Department to take out his political opposition.
This is purely banana republic territory but Democrats long ago abandoned everything with the exception of the pursuit of power by any means necessary.