Governor Ron DeSantis said Florida would “not assist” any extradition request by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg amid what he called “questionable circumstances,” while criticizing the charges against the former president. trump as “un-American” and “weaponizing the legal system to advance a political agenda”.
Former President and 2024 Republican Presidential Candidate been charged by a grand jury in Manhattan on Thursday following a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“Weaponizing the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter Thursday. “It’s not American.”
“The Soros-supported Manhattan district attorney has been working to amend the law to reduce felonies and justify criminal misconduct,” DeSantis said. However, he is now expanding the scope of the law to target a political opponent.”
“Florida will not assist an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with the Soros-backed Manhattan district attorney and his political agenda,” DeSantis added.
Trump’s main residence is his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump was indicted as part of an investigation the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office conducted years ago, possibly over hush money payments.
Bragg was investigating Trump over quiet money payments leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
Those payments include $130,000 paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and $150,000 paid to the former Playboy model. Karen McDougalFox News Digital, I learned.
bribe payments It was disclosed and passed on to both McDougal and Daniels by Fox News in 2018. These payments have been investigated by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission.
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York chose not to charge Trump in connection with the Stormy Daniels payment in 2019, even as Cohen implicated him as part of a plea deal. The Federal Election Commission has also dumped its investigation into the matter in 2021.