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Indictment Of Trump Could Leave Ron DeSantis With ‘An Unenviable Dilemma’: Report

If indeed failed former president Donald Trump winds up being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury this week, it could wind up putting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in a no-wing position.

Even though Trump’s attorneys have said he will show up in Manhattan to be booked and processed if indeed he is charged in New York, there remains a chance he might refuse to surrender, which would set off a chain of events that could wind up forcing DeSantis to make a decision that could hurt his chances of being the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, the New York Times reports.

While the law is definitely on the side of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg when it comes to demanding that Trump show up for his perp walk, fingerprinting, and mug shots, there’s always the chance Donald will dig in his heels.

What if Trump refuses? What if he says he won’t leave his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida?

That’s where DeSantis would have to make a choice: Follow the law and extradite Trump or refuse to cooperate. If he does the former, he risks alienating millions of loyal Trump supporters. And if he doesn’t hand over the ex-president, he looks like a lawless pawn who is afraid of the Donald.

“Surrender, some might argue, is not in the confrontational former president’s DNA, and he often seems to relish antagonizing and attacking the prosecutors who have investigated him,” the Times explains. “In the unlikely event that the former president refuses to surrender, he would put Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, his leading but undeclared rival for the Republican nomination, in an awkward political position. Under law, the role of Mr. DeSantis would be essentially ministerial and he would have few legal options other than approving an extradition request from New York.”

“Still, if New York prosecutors sought Mr. Trump’s extradition, Mr. DeSantis would face an unenviable dilemma. He would be compelled to choose between authorizing an arrest warrant for Mr. Trump and inflaming his base, or attempting in some way to aide his Republican rival, and possibly face legal action as a result.”

Ron DeSantis is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Ironically, Trump may wind up destroying DeSantis and his presidential aspirations before any debates are held or ballots cast.

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WATCH: Trump Attorney Suggests Hunter Biden Is The Reason Her Client May Be Indicted

Alina Habba is an attorney for failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, and according to her, the only reason her client may be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury next week is because Democrats want to “pull the wool over our heads” regarding Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden.

During a bizarre and at times downright surreal interview with CNN host Paula Reid, Habba was asked about the online meltdown her client had over the weekend when he suggested that he would be indicted on Tuesday by the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. Habba responded:

“I think it’s a very important thing that he does, quite honestly. We’ve got Hunter Biden, who we’ve seen has ties to China. We have his dead brother’s wife, who’s now, we’ve heard this week, has been funneling money from China as well and is on payroll. So, what happens is the Democrats now have to pull the wool over our heads.”

Habba then began ranting about internet memes that “say, okay, arrest Donald Trump. but that’s exactly what that is. My client is getting ahead of it, and he’s smart to do so. When you hear a lot of noise like this, we have to, uh, uh, pull the curtains back and say, this is a problem for Democrats. They’re losing in the polls. He’s ahead. And we’ve got major crises happening. In New York, we have people dying. That is what a state DA is doing after a failed federal DA couldn’t do it.”

Clearly, Ms. Habba isn’t up to speed on the basic facts of what’s going on in Manhattan.

First of all, Bragg isn’t a “state DA” as she suggests. He’s the DA for New York County, which includes the city of Manhattan. And the reference to “a failed federal DA” would seem to be an attack on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who hasn’t yet indicted the ex-president but may once DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith completes his investigation and reports back to the attorney general.

Before the interview ended, Habba also suggested it’s Alvin Bragg who wants to see a violent reaction by Trump supporters if the Donald is charged with a felony, even though her client who is the one calling for mass protests by his acolytes.

“I don’t think he’s speculating at all. I think that’s the reason you’re covering it at the top of the hour, right? We’re all hearing it. And we’re all hearing leaks from the D.A., which is very typical. So, to not address something like that would be irresponsible. He’s a candidate for the presidency. He is a former president. Somebody is leaking that he is getting arrested.

“We’re hearing about meetings, we’re hearing about people going into the grand jury with information.”

Habba ended her semi-coherent statements by telling Reid:

“We actually heard a lie about somebody saying that they went into the grand jury and they didn’t. How can he not address it? He’s a key political figure, if not the political figure. So, I think it’s not speculation, it’s something that we’re hearing, and I’m glad he’s addressing it. If it is true, he needs to get ahead of it.”


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Online Chatter Suggests Trump Faithful Are Stocking Up On Weapons As They Prepare For His Arrest

If and when failed one-term former president Donald Trump surrenders to Manhattan authorities next week and is fingerprinted, photographed, and formally booked, some security officials suggest there may be mass protests across the country that could turn violent.

Republican political adviser Lucy Caldwell said Sunday on MSNBC that street protests are especially troubling in light of online chatter that suggests violence may indeed be planned after the ex-president is arraigned and that supporters are stocking up on weapons.

“(Trump) has been setting up this narrative this whole time; what he said at CPAC a couple of weeks ago, where he said ‘I’m your retribution.’ When he talks about ‘we’ he uses the first person pronouns to describe ‘we’ the collective being under attack, what ‘we’ must do what they’re doing to us.”


Caldwell continued:

“He is using typical classic cult leader language to bring these people into the fold and they’re responding. In between when he announced that is that he expects to be arrested next week, and when he announced that cult rally in Waco, investigators have seen that actually his supporters did go online and start organizing to buy protective gear, to stock up on weaponry. To do all the things that people do when they’re reacting to a cult leader.

“It’s a very grave and dangerous situation, but I think, Jonathan, you are not over-reading the tea leaves at all here.”


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Melania Staying ‘Far Away’ From Donald As He Nears Indictment In Manhattan: Report

As he faces the very real possibility that he will be formally indicted, fingerprinted, photographed, and processed next week in Manhattan for violating New York election law, failed one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is probably wondering which of his family and friends will abandon him first.

According to a former chief of staff to Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, the former first lady is, she suspects, keeping her distance from Donald.

Grisham, who briefly served as White House press secretary in the Trump administration, was a guest on MSNBC and noted that Melania has a history of staying away from her husband’s many legal problems and will likely do so this time, too.

Asked about the former president’s prediction that he will be indicted next Tuesday, Grisham replied, “This morning when the news kind of started to hit, I have to say, she is the first person I thought of and, of course, their young son who is a minor. And I just, thought there is still this family there that will also be affected in these are people I felt close to at one point.”

Grisham continued:

“She always had the attitude of ‘this is his problem, he can take care of it.’ about which I really always admired and respected. I don’t think I could’ve had that kind of attitude but I am sure that she has that same attitude right now, you know, this is your problem.

“I think she’s probably sticking kind of far from him, I think she’s doing her own thing, as she always does.”

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The Man Donald Trump Wanted To See Hang Is Now Praying He Won’t Be Indicted

Now that his former boss is just days away from being indicted in Manhattan for paying illegal hush money to a woman in violation of New York election law, former Vice President Mike Pence is saying he hopes Donald Trump isn’t indicted by Manhattan by Attorney General Alvin Bragg next week.

At an Iowa even, according to Mediaite, Pence was asked his thoughts on the possible indictment of Trump. He responded:

“Here we go again. Another politically charged prosecution against the former president of the United States.”

Pence added, “The idea of indicting a president of the United States is deeply troubling to me as it is to tens of millions of Americans – and particularly happening in what appears to be a politically charged environment in New York where the attorney general and other elected officials literally campaigned on a pledge to prosecute the former president.”

So even though Trump said the Jan. 6 protesters who chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” were probably right, Pence is now defending the failed former president.

According to former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, here’s what Trump said when he heard the chants to murder his VP:

Describing events at the White House on the afternoon of 6 January 2021, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said: “I remember Pat [Cipollone, the White House counsel] saying something to the effect of, ‘Mark, we need to do something more. They’re literally calling for the vice-president to be fucking hung.’

“And Mark had responded something to the effect of, ‘You heard him, Pat, he thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.’

If you were wondering whether Trump is the head of a death cult instead of a political party, look no further than Pence’s comments today.