The strange and arduous saga of Donald Trump is far from over, despite what some in the mainstream media continue to say.
Trump may not be in the White House at the moment – heck, he’s not even on Twitter at the moment – but three are plenty of opportunities still out there for the NYC businessman turned politician, if he can just stay out of trouble.
This is easier said than done, however, with a number of investigations still ongoing into just about every facet of his public life. (It seems that Trump made some serious enemies over the years, and they would like nothing more than to get him, any which way that they can).
The latest concern is that Trump will need to be removed from Mar-a-Lago and sent back to Manhattan to face charges stemming from a lengthy investigation taking place at the behest of the Southern District of New York.
Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Florida are reportedly developing a contingency plan in case Donald Trump is indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
As the former president continues to wage war with political foes from Mar-a-Lago, Trump and his businesses are still under a grand jury investigation into allegations of banking and tax fraud. This raises the possibility of Trump being extradited to New York if he’s charged with wrongdoing on these matters. Politico reported Thursday that Florida officials are holding discussions about what they would do in that scenario.
According to the report, Florida has an interstate extradition statute that would allow Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) “to intervene and even investigate whether an indicted ‘person ought to be surrendered’ to law enforcement officials from another state.” Trump and DeSantis are known to be allies, and the former has suggested that he would consider the governor as his running mate if he runs for president again — though DeSantis and Trump could also be formidable rivals in 2024.
Of course, it should be noted that there is no certainty whatsoever about these theoretical plans ever being necessary, as the former President has not at this time been charged with any crime whatsoever.