In an interview with BBC News to promote his new book Save justiceFormer FBI Director James Comey said that President-elect Biden should “consider” pardoning his predecessor Donald Trump when he was in his office on January 20.
When asked if Biden should come from Gerald Ford, who pardoned Richard Nixon in 1974, Comey replied: “I don’t know. He should think about it.” Although he said he didn’t. It is certain that Trump (who reportedly has proposed the idea of forgiving himself) will accept such forgiveness, but he added: “As part of the healing the country and bringing us to a place where we can concentrate on what is about to happen In the next four years, I think Joe Biden must at least think about it.”
Of course, the presidential pardon will only protect Trump from federal charges, but not many of the state crimes he is currently investigating.