Florida Governor Ron DeSantis quickly fired off a response to the recently aired news that former President Donald Trump has officially been indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan by calling into question the overall legitimacy of the care and claiming that the state will not make any effort to help with any extradition requests.
The New York Times reported that this felony indictment regarding the alleged $130,000 hush money payment of Trump to porn actress Stormy Daniels was being filed under seal by the district attorney’s office in Manhattan.
“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head,” explained DeSantis in a release. “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 stretching the law to target a political opponent.”
“Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda,” tacked on DeSantis.
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
The former president has managed to secure his place in history as the first former president in U.S. history to ever face criminal charges.
The leader of the prosecution team for the case recently met with the members of the grand jury and read then the criminal statutes prior to their vote, explained a report. A few hours later the prosecutors walked into the office of the court clerk and started the official filing of the indictment.
The news was issued just as The Wall Street Journal chose to report that the office of District Attorney Alvin Bragg has started looking into an alleged $150,000 payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
The report indicated that prosecutors could make use of the alleged hush money payment issued to McDougal to garner additional possible charges against the former president. Prosecutors could make use of the McDougal evidence to try to set up an alleged pattern of conduct by the previous president since alleged participants have made the claim that Trump carried out a key role in the ongoing deals, indicated the report.
As the former CEO of American Media, — the publisher of the National Enquirer — David Pecker issued his own testimony this past month which connected Trump directly to this payment issued to McDougal “and to an alleged broader scheme to suppress negative stories about Mr. Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign,” explained the report.
The legal team for the former president has claimed that he was not at all aware of the payment and he has openly denied taking part in an affair with McDougal.