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Old 01-17-2020, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiveyearlurker View Post
No. No chance a US president sees the inside of a jail cell regardless of how deserving. They'll let him run out the clock.
I agree that this is normally true. But this presidency isn't normal.

Trump is almost certainly committing more crimes than any previous President. And he's very incompetent at covering up his crimes.

So I won't call it a sure thing. But Trump has a much higher chance of going to prison than any previous ex-President has had.

It might actually be worse for Trump if he completes his term. If he resigns or is impeached in the next year, he has some hope that Pence might pardon him in order to "heal the nation". His chances with a different President, probably a Democrat, would be worse.