There is no indication that Donald Trump plans to resign before noon on January 20, 2021.
Then, as we have been advising him, he should depart directly for the airport and fly his private plane to one of the safe haven locations we have suggested in our series, “Where can Trump go to escape the law?”
He appears to be signaling he wants to move to Mar-a-Lago in Miami. However, most of us, and perhaps Donald Trump, don’t always get what we want.
We have offered the view, in purely objective terms, that if the Bahamas is Trump’s first choice for a relocation venue, in view of the U.S.-Bahamian extradition treaty it would be prudent if he were to arrange an “accommodation” with the local Bahanian authorities at the earliest opportunity.
Yet if he waits to depart Washington until after he is no longer President, one extremely important question remains:
Will he make it to the airport?
On the challenges he may face, see
Bill Palmer, “Will Donald Trump try to flee the country?” The Palmer Report, December 20, 2020 (10:30 pm EST).
Bill Palmer, “Bankruptcy and Prison,” The Palmer Report, December 12, 2020 (9:09 am EST).
“Where can Trump go to escape the law? The Bahamas?” The Trenchant Observer,” October 20, 2020, updated December 17, 2020.
To gain a fuller understanding of the complex relocation decisions Trump will face after noon on January 20, read our series on “Where can Trump go to escape the law?”
These articles, which contain analysis and suggestions from a seasoned international lawyer, would cost anyone thousands of dollars if he or she were to pay for them.
Together, they comprise a kind of “Extradition for Dummies” textbook.
Will Trump make it to the airport?
Leaving Washington, traveling to Mar-a-Lago?
Leaving Mar-a-Lago, traveling to the Bahamas?
Leaving the Bahamas, traveling to Havana, to transfer to a direct flight to Moscow?
There are further iterations of this question.
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