Former President Donald Trump might end up having to stay in his home state of Florida for some time if he is indicted in the state of New York and there is an issue with extradition, according to a report in The Washington Examiner.
Weissmann also that if the indictment is handed down it could not only limit the former president’s travel, but his ability to ever be president again.
“This happens all the time in foreign countries, where essentially you have people who are sort of imprisoned in a country. Here, Donald Trump would be imprisoned in Florida,” said Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official and FBI general counsel during an appearance on MSNBC.
Weissmann also that if the indictment is handed down it could not only limit the former president’s travel but his ability to ever be president again.
“If he went overseas, if he went to any other state, he would be subject to those laws, and so he would really have to stay in Florida.
“It certainly would be quite an interesting issue if he were to, for instance — this is way down the road — but if he were to try and run again for president, he would not be inhabiting the White House in that situation because there would be papers seeking his extradition to New York.”
Trump is still under a cloud of suspicion as an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller is still ongoing, and could potentially end in more legal entanglements for the potential presidential candidate.
The issue of Trump’s travel isn’t cut and dry however, as Palm Beach Joe Abruzzo County Circuit Court said:
“The statute leaves room for interpretation that the governor has the power to order a review and potentially not comply with the extradition notice,” Abruzzo said, according to The Examiner.
If the decision lies with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, however, Trump is likely to get a positive outcome, considering the staunch Republican is known to be on very friendly terms with the former president.