Donald Trump will likely resign over a constitutional crisis related to the Russian scandal. With his family members becoming more embroiled in the scandal every day, it's further placing Trump presidency in severe jeopardy. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and senior adviser has made suspicious business transactions with Russians that are being investigated by the FBI. Now the president's son, Donald Trump, Jr., is under investigation for meeting with an attorney linked with the Russian government last summer to get "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

Professor predicts president's resignation

Philip Bobbitt, a leading professor of law at Columbia University, believes the most likely possibility of Trump resigning as president will stem from his family members being prosecuted.

Bobbitt writes in the Evening Standard that Donald Trump will resign from the presidency in order to protect his children.

“Resignation, as remote as it seems right now, might well be a choice the President would make to save his children from prison, and himself from future prosecution,” Bobbitt declares.

The professor continued that whatever Trump's goals were, he managed to "destroy" the two main "political dynasties" in the last campaign while creating his own. He has largely succeeded in making a mess of things and in some ways has achieved his "greatest objective." Resignation would be Trump's best option out of the mess spawned by allegations of his campaign colluding with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

Impeachment and bribery

Professor Bobbitt surmises that if Trump faces impeachment instead of resigning, it would be mostly linked to him offering a bribe rather than receiving one.

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Furthermore, the professor notes that Trump "came perilously close to violating the Constitution" with former FBI Director James Comey when it came to the Russian investigation.

Bobbitt suggests that if Donald Trump wants to pardon his own children, it'll clear the path for impeachment and lead to prosecution. If he tried going this route in an effort to let his family members off the hook, Trump would end up in prison instead. This isn't a likely scenario that Trump would take.

According to The Independent, Professor Bobbitt is a renown constitutional theorist and is former President Lyndon B Johnson's nephew. He has served as a special adviser to numerous U.S. presidents with the exception of Nixon, George W Bush, and Donald Trump. Bobbitt is an accomplished professor with degrees earned from Oxford, Yale, and Princeton.

If Donald Trump resigns in to save himself and his children from going to prison over treasonous actions, the government and the American people would have to agree with the deal.