Attorney Labels Trump a Flight Risk, Claims Secret Service Would Be ‘Part of a Conspiracy’ If Agents Continue to Protect Him After Charges
President Donald Trump has been labeled a flight risk due to the potential criminal charges he could face after he leaves office, including ones tying him to the incursion of the Capitol last week.
“He’s got money. He’s got property. He’s got access,” McNabb said.
Trump has multiple luxury properties in countries that do not have extradition treaties with the United States. Extradition is an action in which one jurisdiction delivers a person accused of a crime to the country where the crime was committed, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
The president even floated the idea of leaving the country if he lost the 2020 presidential election during a campaign event in Georgia in October.
“Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose?” he said.
“I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=WestJournalism&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1317263811737432064&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westernjournal.com%2Fattorney-labels-trump-flight-risk-claims-secret-service-part-conspiracy-agents-continue-protect-charges%2F&siteScreenName=WestJournalism&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
“He’s not going back to New York and he is not going to enjoy the comfort at Mar-a-Lago he would have in the pre-Capitol-ransacking world,” retired Brig. Gen. Peter Zwack said. “I’ll bet the feasibility of fleeing has come up because, in my mind, it is the only way to avoid instant accountability and reckoning.”
Trump qualifies for Secret Service protection as a former president. Agents could accompany him if he legally visits another country, but they cannot go with him if he flees to escape criminal charges.
The Secret Service would also have to turn him over to a foreign country’s law enforcement if an arrest warrant or criminal charges are issued while he is in another country.
“The Secret Service would have to step back, but it would be an interesting situation,” McNabb said.
“If they continued to protect President Trump that would make them part of a conspiracy to prevent a criminal defendant from returning to the United States.”
Trump could use the political offense exception to block extradition by arguing that his alleged crimes were “in the context of a political struggle and should not be treated like ordinary crimes,” according to The Times.
However, in order to use that defense, Trump would have to acknowledge he played a role in the incursion of the Capitol.
“President Trump could fall within because to qualify, an individual has to show there was an immediate physical riot or uprising and their charges arise out of that uprising,” McNabb said.
Erin CoatesContributor, NewsSummary More Info Recent Posts ContactErin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.Tags: Donald Trump, Justice, Secret Service, US newsPopular in the CommunityThomas Sowell Film Celebrates Legacy of the Man Leftists Should Fear the MostAngelMike1hThomas Sowell is a true genius and I posit that he is one of the greatest minds in the last century, not only the last fifty years.Top CommentTop Comment2Itxu Díaz: It Wasn’t You Who Stormed the CapitolGreenCoathanger1hItxu isn’t very bright even when making sarcastic and gratuitous comments, but he has realized what the ACLU finally realized, towit, that suppression, oppression and censorship done without overwhelming and compelling evidence, fairness and justification is the same as Tyranny. The Joe Biden administration taking power after stealing an election and shutting down, seizing and destroying the evidence of that fraud and theft, is a Tyranny. The CIA/Deep State/NWO has destroyed America and its governing documents, documents these Tyrants took an oath of office to defend and protect. The alleged 1-6-2021 Insurrection was a False Flag, a planned out nonevent between Antifa/BLM and the Deep State which involved some D.C. cops who then opened barricades and doors at the same time that Pres. Trump was still giving his speech to his supporters 45 minutes away from the Capitol. The real victim of that false flag is Ashli Babbitt who John Sullivan convinced to start moving through the window opened by BLM.Top CommentTop Comment5Innocent Man Suffers Modern Nightmare After Twitter Mob Blames Him for Capitol Violenceghostofseth20m”Quintavalle told Patch that a social media user in British Columbia somehow matched the photo with an old picture of him taking part in a demonstration regarding scoring on the Chicago Fire Department’s lieutenant’s exam and decided she’d found the suspect.” PERHAPS SHE’S THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO BE RUINED?Top CommentTop Comment2GOP Rep. Liz Cheney Says She Will Vote to Impeach President TrumpGuest1dShe is acting in a way to retaliate for her father. The problem is, it isn’t worth deciding to be part of the problem, which hurts our Constitutional Republic to the extreme, because she has hurt feelings for her dad. She should have taken the high road, put our country first, we may not have one for much longer. She made a very poor decision.Top CommentTop Comment60Report: Contrary to Earlier Statements, FBI Admits It Knew People Were Coming to DC ‘Ready to Fight’Paul G. Littlefield20hThe report gives incontrovertible evidence that it was not President Trump, who incited “the mob” inside of the protesters and it makes the impeachment of Trump invalid. Of course it was already evident that Trump said nothing in his speech on the sixth that was inflammatory or inciting a riot. Trump is clear of any wild accusations made by the Democrat representatives for political tactical purposes. The Democrats have unwittingly shined and polished Trump’s character and standing by their outrageous impeachment action. Now where does Trump go to get back his honor as an historically great president?Top CommentTop Comment146Pelosi Calls Herself a Wife, Mother on House Floor After Banning Gendered Family Terms in House RulesHarrisonJ4U4hWhy is it that when we honor, respect and trust someone we refer to them by their title, like President Trump, for example? However, when we do not trust, respect, believe, or in any way have no regard for people–we call them by only one name, like Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Harris, Waters, Swalwell, Schiff, etc. It’s because when we think of President Trump, we immediately contemplate his accomplishments, success, commitment, promises kept, and his work and dedication to America and Americans FIRST. What comes to mind when we envision Pelosi and the swamp liberal democrats? What have they done or failed to do for our country?Top CommentTop Comment31De Blasio Announces NYC Is Severing Contracts with Trump Org: ‘An Organization Led by a Criminal’RedCocktail23hI seem to remember the ice rink I think in Central Park was in grave dis-repair. The city said it would take millions to fix and months and months to complete the work. That’s when Trump stepped in, did the repair work in record time for far less than what the other bids coming in for.Top CommentTop Comment37