Was it a ploy to make Republican Ron DeSantis seem good when he announced he wouldn’t assist the militarized Federal government in the extradition of President Donald J. Trump within an hour and a half of the Manhattan district attorney’s announcement?
The announcement made by DeSantis looks odd. The timing is also weird.
Just the News reported on the heart of the matter: “A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump over his alleged role in a payment to Stormy Daniels in 2016, making him the first former president to face criminal charges.”
The timing of DeSantis’s heroism is something to contemplate as news cycles unfold the specifics of what looks to be another instance of an out-of-control federal agency intent on capturing Trump and preventing his 2024 presidential campaign.
The news of the indictment was illegally leaked at 5:30 p.m., precisely in time for the evening news cycle.
Before 7 p.m., DeSantis posted the following in an apparent effort to garner attention and to portray himself as the hero.
“The use of the judicial system as a weapon to accomplish a political objective inverts the rule of law.
That is unpatriotic.
Consistently, the Soros-backed Manhattan district attorney has manipulated the law to lessen felonies and justify illegal behavior. Yet, he is now extending the law to attack a political rival.
“Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda.
6:55 PM · Mar 30, 2023”
The tweet was seen 21 Million times.
The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head.
It is un-American.
The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is…
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2023
Martin Walsh, for Conservative Brief, reported:
When the former president was indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan, Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, stated on Thursday night that the state will not comply with any extradition request.
If Trump refused to leave his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida to appear in court in New York, extradition would be necessary.
David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer, was the most recent witness to testify, when he went before the grand jury on Monday.
“Pecker was a key player in the $150,000 “catch-and-kill” payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, in which the Enquirer bought the publishing rights to her claim that she — like Daniels — had an affair with Trump before he became president. The Enquirer never reported McDougal’s allegations but its parent company, American Media Inc., featured her in other publications. Trump has denied having sex with either woman and has denied any wrongdoing in connection with the payments to them,” according to the New York Post.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Manhattan District Attorney Bragg responded last week to a potential indictment and arrest of former President Donald Trump. Bragg issued a vague statement that did not actually provide any information about what might happen next. CONTINUE READING…