A potential Trump indictment has Palm Beach officials preparing ‘contingency plans’ around ‘thorny extradition issues,’ according to new report

  • Palm Beach County officials in Florida are reportedly prepping for Trump to get indicted.
  • Two officials involved told Politico Playbook that there could be “thorny extradition issues.”
  • Trump has moved base to his club in Bedminister, New Jersey, for the next few months.
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A potential indictment coming for former President Donald Trump has officials in Florida preparing for “thorny extradition issues that could arise” from a Sunshine State statute, Politico Playbook first reported on Thursday.

Two officials involved in the preparations told Politico that law enforcement personnel in Palm Beach County are looking at what to do if Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s investigation results in an indictment.

A Florida statute allows Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — a staunch Trump ally — to step in and investigate whether a “person ought to be surrendered” upon indictment, which could complicate matters if the former president is hit with one while staying at his Mar-a-Lago club, per Politico.

For now, Trump is at his Bedminister club in New Jersey for the next few months.

An indictment arriving while Trump is in the Garden State could prove less tricky, according to Politico, because even though that state has a similar statute, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is less likely to be sympathetic to the one-term president.

Leaks involving Trump’s tax returns have shed some light on how much evidence Vance could be working with in the investigation ahead of his planned retirement at the end of 2021.

Check back for updates.

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