Ashley Moody condemns Donald Trump indictment, lauds Ron DeSantis
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The AG is on board with DeSantis in his handling of the former President's legal woes.

Florida’s top cop is hailing Gov. Ron DeSantis for his handling of a political rival’s indictment.

During a Fox and Friends interview Friday, Attorney General Ashley Moody condemned the legal maneuvers deployed against former President Donald Trump and praised the Governor for saying he wouldn’t cooperate in extradition attempts, if there were any.

“What’s being reported, you know, when there is an indictment or an information issued in another state, a lot of people that think that’s just automatic, people are all automatically sent there,” Moody said. “But that is not true.”

“I can tell you as a former federal prosecutor, when we had charges against those in other countries, you have to go through a whole process. The same is true when there’s an indictment or an information in another state and that state is demanding extradition from another state within our country,” Moody added.

“And what Ron DeSantis is doing is what he always does and what continues to impress me. He has this uncanny ability to cut out all the noise and drill down on the law and his principles and … act accordingly. And so what that statement meant to me is he’s taking very seriously his role as the lead executive in Florida and understanding that he has to address the situation and circumstances when asked to deliver a person upon demand of the New York authorities.”

Moody’s comments addressed the Governor’s tweet Thursday after news of the Trump indictment broke, though DeSantis has admitted he does not write his own tweets.

“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American,” DeSantis decried.

“The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda,” DeSantis added.

Trump is expected to surrender voluntarily in New York, so that pledge not to assist may not add up to much. And the statement got pushback, notably from Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, who claimed DeSantis naming Soros was “anti-semitic.”

DeSantis’ immediate reaction offered cleanup from when he addressed the issue in a media conference earlier this month, in which he chided Trump for “porn star hush money.” This time around, he didn’t mention that trope. Nor did he mention the former President’s name.

Moody also had choice words for the man bringing the case, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

“He’s a rogue radical prosecutor. There’s plenty of evidence of that in other cases. He refuses to enforce some laws and it really appears he is trying to play Twister with the law to win a partisan game,” she said.

“For somebody like me who has served as a judge, as a federal prosecutor, as a lawyer, I’m a third generation judge to watch a prosecutor with such an awesome responsibility, manipulate a law of a misdemeanor and trying (to make it) into a felony so that he has a case and maybe can get past the statute of limitations. It’s insulting to other prosecutors. It’s demeaning of the rule of law.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Republicans are corrupt

    March 31, 2023 at 8:38 am

    The GOP has been corrupt for years and years. And the GOP always says that they are for the rule of law except when it comes to them, they think they are above the law.

  • Andrew T. Linko

    March 31, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Amazing, art of anatomy in the nude is offensive, but hiring a stripper, banging a stripper all while you swore your vowels on a Bible, then lying about it numerous times, then illegally using campaign dollars to hush the stripper is a normal, CHRISTIAN act? GOP God’s Own Ptinciples?

    • The GOP is a Cult

      March 31, 2023 at 10:30 am


  • Mercury Ed

    March 31, 2023 at 9:48 am

    This is just political theatre. Just like she fed into the stolen election hoax. They’re just doing it to score political points with their base. They can’t stop him from being tried, and if he doesn’t show up, he will just be a fugitive from justice. Law and order my azz. These hogs are corrupt and also just stupid since Trump is a threat to them all. Of course privately they are popping champagne bottles over this. They are the biggest liars in human history.

  • The GOP is a Cult

    March 31, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Ashley Moody apparently doesn’t believe in the Rule of Law, and supports crime.

  • PeterH

    March 31, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    So far, Ashley Moody is THE ONLY Attorney General violating her oath of office by interfering and obstructing justice in another State’s criminal indictment.

  • Rob Desantos

    March 31, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Ashley Moody is a puppet

  • Ocean Joe

    April 1, 2023 at 5:49 am

    If Florida is still a party to the Interstate Compact, the obligations of the state with regard to extradition are set out pretty clearly.

    Has our AGINO (attorney general in name only/GOP lead counsel) become as lawless as her hero the Evangelical icon/whoremonger?

  • Woken

    April 1, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Ashhole Moody please put on your cheerleader suit and cheer “GRAB EM BY THE PUSSY!” Because ya know when you’re rich and powerful you can do that with impunity. You have no business spending your time on Fix Entertainment TV trash talking another prosecutor or did you sit in on Zoom for the New York grand jury? You are seriously out of line. Your praise of Ronduh Santos is pathetic; maybe he has promised to appoint you Attorney General of the US? Gross!!!

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