On the basis of the "reasonable doubt" standard there is reason to doubt and no President would be successfully impeached under such circumstances. (Grant that "reasonable doubt" does not apply in impeachment cases, as a practical matter no President would be impeached given such doubts.)Of course, in theory, the President might be charged after he leaves office with some violation of state laws - tax, environmental or other - and could then be arrested and go to prison at the state level. However, such violations are usually punished with a fine and, in any case, once Mr. Trump leaves office, the interest in arresting and jailing him will pass. Thus given, no state jurisdiction is likely to take the time, cost and political risks.So add it all up and Mr. Trump is not likely to go to jail. Indeed, even if something turns up and he is impeached and convicted, the spectacle of a former President going to jail would likely be so politically and socially divisive that - as in the Nixon case - Mr. Trump would likely be pardoned and matters would move on.
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