Apparently, Joe Biden promised he would not pardon Trump if he won the presidency in November.
If there was some underlying fear that a new President Biden would pardon Trump a la Ford and Nixon, this was squashed. While I’m perfectly fine with that stance, it really makes absolutely no difference at all. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Why? Because if Trump loses the election what he will do in January 2021 is take Air Force One to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and resign the Presidency. Mike Pence will take the oath of Office, oversee the transition to the new Biden administration, and pardon Trump for all federal crimes.
Trump cannot be pardoned for state crimes like the one in New York state where he is an unindicted co-conspirator. This is why he will move to a country where there is not an extradition treaty.
I would assume Trump doesn’t want to do this, but he will when the alternative is jail.