President Obama and The White House aren’t ruling out the possibility of Hillary Clinton receiving a last-minute pardon from President Obama — even though she hasn’t been charged with a crime.
Asked at a press briefing whether Obama had considered utilizing his unique executive power, press secretary Josh Earnest said, “The president has offered clemency to a substantial number of Americans who were previously serving time in federal prisons.”
“And we didn’t talk in advance about the president’s plans to offer clemency to any of those individuals and that’s because we don’t talk about the president’s thinking, particularly with respect to any specific cases that may apply to pardons or commutations,” he added.
Remember, no charges have been filed against Hillary.
But when President Gerald Ford pardoned his predecessor, Richard Nixon, in 1974, it was for any crimes Nixon might have committed against the US while he was president.
Ford justified his decision by claiming that a long, drawn-out trial would only have further polarized the nation.