Trump could have since his election left a long trail of possible misdeeds which might encourage prosecution upon his leaving office.
Should he win a second term that possibility would certainly be deferred.
However, should Trump lose to Biden, he would still be President until January 20, 2021.
Just as he has escaped legal censure so far, it may well be that he would serve out his term and depart with no charges on the 20th.
However, one friend recently suggested to me that to eliminate any subsequent post Presidency litigation, Trump could if not re-elected simply resign before January 20th and have Pence become President and then issue a pardon absolving Trump of any actions he took while President—a unique insurance policy indeed.
Is that legal? And, let me be clear, what Trump’s alleged crimes if any might be I am not in position to determine.
I have no idea if this pardon is a possible Trump/Pence option? I need a legal opinion from a Constitutional lawyer.
Or another question: can Trump be sued after he leaves the White House for any actions he committed BEFORE becoming President such as income tax evasion?
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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