Florida officials ‘actively’ prepare for possibility of Trump indictment in Mar-a-Lago
Six months after losing the 2020 elections, Donald trump faces what can only be described as a very hilarious many legal issues, an official designation according to legal scholars only applies to the main accused crooks in history. He has been sued 29 times and it continues. He is the subject of at least three criminal investigations. The apartment and office of his personal lawyer were raided last month, and his ex-the personal lawyer has predicted the guy is “absolutely” going to turn on Trump to avoid a long sentence. Thanks to his last attorney general, Biden’s Justice Department was able to charge it to obstruct the Mueller investigation.
But the most pressing issue is obviously the criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Cyrus Vance Jr., who, among others, has Trump tax returns in his hands; a treasury of documents that could be used for switch his longtime CFO; the expertise of a external accounting firm; and Marc Pomerantz, a seasoned prosecutor known for help put white collar criminals behind bars, including those connected to the crowd. Earlier this week, the former US attorney Preet Bharara Told Slate that he sees a “decent probability” of Trump being indicted and according to a new report, local Florida officials are doing so too.
“The law leaves room for the interpretation that the governor has the power to order a review and potentially not to comply with the extradition notice”, Joe Abruzzo, The clerk of the Palm Beach County Circuit Court told Politico. (Abruzzo would be the person charged with opening a potential “fugitive-at-large case” against Trump, if any.)
Trump is set to spend the summer at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, where Politico says extradition status also gives the governor Phil murphy the power to investigate an out-of-state warrant. Unlike DeSantis, however, Murphy is not a Trump loyalist and likely wouldn’t feel the need to intervene on behalf of the ex-president. In other words, depending on when a potential indictment is issued, it would likely be in the 45th President’s best interests to reside in the Sunshine State, where DeSantis would likely go to great lengths to protect him. (A Trump lawyer declined Politico’s request for comment.)
In other legal news from Trump, the federal judge from last week Amy berman jackson ruled that the DOJ should publish a note drafted by Bill BarrBarr’s office, Barr said, was the legal basis for not accusing Trump of obstruction of the Mueller investigation. According to Jackson, she believed Barr had already decided not to charge the 45th President with a crime long before he received a written notice and the memo was created to justify not doing so. And according to Rachel Maddow, this would presumably open the door for Biden’s Justice Department to indict Trump:
On a related note, on Wednesday, the former White House lawyer Don McGahn hit an agreement with the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions related to the Mueller inquiry. Probably a major talking point? The fact that, according to Robert Mueller, Asset educated McGahn for lying to investigators, which is generally what one would describe as a major obstruction of justice.