@Duchess64 I think leaving the country would be a last resort to avoid prison. I think it is highly unlikely he will go to jail, even if he is guilty. While some of us would find it sweet, going to prison might make him a martyr and strengthen his base. I think Putin would give Trump refuge in exchange for information. Putin could also try to extract something from the U.S. i ...[text shortened]... ence and start campaigning on January 20. 2021. Unfortunately, the GOP leadership will fall in line.
Let's suppose that the CIA believes that former President Trump will seek refuge in Russia.
In return, Putin will expect Donald Trump to reveal all that he can remember of US secrets.
The US military and intelligence services would regard that leak as a catastrophe.
Should President Biden authorize a covert operation to assassinate Donald Trump?
A successful assassination would carry the risk of making Trump appear to be a martyr.
So the assassination should be disguised as an accident or a false flag operation.
How much 'collateral damage' would be acceptable?
Would it be acceptable to take down an airliner carrying Trump to Russia, killing everyone else aboard?
That could be sold as a terrorist incident blamed upon the USA's victim of choice,
thus giving the USA a welcome pretext to attack or invade another country.