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"But the bottom line is the US has never had to deal with that kind of situation before."Elizabeth Shackelford, a former State Department official who resigned from the Trump administration in December 2017, told Insider it would be a "poisonous move" for President Joe Biden if he sought Trump's extradition."It would be politically very hard for the administration to say we're going to ask for extradition for the former president to come back and stand charges," she said. The former president has also praised Kim, calling him a "real leader" with a "great and beautiful" vision for the country, despite tensions between the US and North Korea.Even if Trump sought refuge in a country with established extradition rules — say, the UK, where Trump owns a Scottish golf course — the process of bringing Trump back to the US could cause tremendous strain between the two countries and put Biden in a challenging position.It would almost also certainly involve the federal government, as local or state officials pursuing a wanted person must typically request assistance from the Justice Department's Office of International Affairs.Read more: The top Trump fundraiser who helped plan his January 6 rally is out of Trumpworld"It would be a very dicey situation for the US to be seeking extradition of a former president of the United States," Wu said. During the call, Trump pressured him to "find" votes to overturn the election results in the state that Biden won in the November presidential election.In Washington, prosecutors are also looking at the role Trump played in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.The offices for these prosecutors did not respond to Insiders inquiries on what they would do if Trump were abroad while formally charged.Read more: Here's how Trump could theoretically run for president and govern the US from prison, according to 9 legal scholarsBut it doesn't stop there for Trump. He will also have to deal with several lawsuits filed against him by civil-rights organizations and Democratic lawmakers for his role in the January 6 riot and other business dealings.While the likelihood of the former president fleeing the US country to avoid prosecution may seem unlikely, some legal experts are not completely ruling it out and said they would see it as a sign that Trump recognized that he did something unlawful."A sure-enough way to show consciousness of guilt is to run and to hide," Laurie Levenson, a Loyola University law professor and former federal prosecutor, told Insider.If US authorities arrested Trump and won a criminal conviction against him, the former president's political career wouldn't necessarily stop there.Legal experts told Insider that the most implausible scenario of all — Trump running for and winning the presidency from behind bars — was possible.

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