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Fri Jan 15, 2021, 06:56 AM Jan 2021

Poll : When will Trump resign in time for a pardon from President Pence ? [View all]

To me, Trump has only 3 options

- Do nothing, take what comes as regards any Federal crimes he might have committed, gambling that the Establishment won't want to bring that added shame to the country or fearful of dividing an already divided USA.

- Self Pardon, Cipollone and Barr have already warned him that a Self Pardon WILL be challenged, and would more than likely be thrown out by the SC, because it would otherwise, in effect, make a President a King/Be his own judge.

- Resign, in exchange for becoming the 46th President, Pence will agree to pardon him. This is still the most likely eventuality, as it takes Federal crimes off the table. Yes, he would still be liable for State crimes, but he would only be fighting battles on that front. He has no problem with pardons, and he has been laying the groundwork, so why not himself ? The only fly in the ointment, so to speak, is whether he values a pardon for himself over allowing Pence to become President ?

So with that in mind, when will he resign, to take a pardon from President Pence

21 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Today, Friday 1/15
0 (0%)
Saturday 1/16
1 (5%)
Sunday 1/17
0 (0%)
Monday 1/18
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Tuesday 1/19
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Wednesday morning 1/20
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He will do nothing
15 (71%)
Self Pardon and stick his head in the sand
5 (24%)
Fly to Moscow before noon on 1/20
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He'll try a self-pardon, because what has he got to lose by trying it? muriel_volestrangler Jan 2021 #1
It certainly wouldn't be the first time he turned down good advice ! I was listening to a OnDoutside Jan 2021 #2
I don't see how it would force them to investigate him more muriel_volestrangler Jan 2021 #3
What I mean is that he would be Self Pardoning to stop them investigating him (at a Federal level OnDoutside Jan 2021 #14
Word is that Pence will not pardon him malaise Jan 2021 #4
You know, it wouldn't hurt to call Mother underpants Jan 2021 #6
Apparently Mother is not amused that she malaise Jan 2021 #11
Although she would be the first Mother First Lady ? OnDoutside Jan 2021 #17
But only for a very short time - not worth that horrific experience malaise Jan 2021 #19
But they don't live in our world. A few hours/days as President/First Lady and they can bask in OnDoutside Jan 2021 #24
Means he has to admit he was wrong.. Historic NY Jan 2021 #5
He can't trust pence. dawg day Jan 2021 #7
I think... myohmy2 Jan 2021 #23
He will self pardon tirebiter Jan 2021 #8
one hour before Joe takes office..just so all of Joes swag has to be scrapped at the last minute samnsara Jan 2021 #9
I don't think they would swear in another president with 1 hour left. Buckeyeblue Jan 2021 #12
I chose the unlikely "Fly to Moscow" option. In the event that I'm right... NurseJackie Jan 2021 #10
Pence doesn't want to suffer what Gerald Ford did Jarqui Jan 2021 #13
But he IS a Republican politician though, and where else is he going to go after this ? It's a OnDoutside Jan 2021 #20
Pence is unlikely to pardon Trump. Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #15
Fourth option Abu Dhabi grantcart Jan 2021 #16
Well, wasn't Jared out there recently ? Not an outlandish idea at all. OnDoutside Jan 2021 #21
face it... myohmy2 Jan 2021 #18
Mikey has put in a four year shift covering for that ignoramus, I'm sure he can park his OnDoutside Jan 2021 #22
Thanks everyone for answering the poll. I think it's really interesting that Do Nothing is so far OnDoutside Jan 2021 #25
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