The Rev. Jesse Jackson is still with Hillary Clinton.
Jackson has urged Barack Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton to help heal the country. Jackson made the plea as he joined thousands of students in an anti-racism rally at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.
Jackson said, “In this election, voters voted for fear. I think hope will defeat hate, but it’s a battle.”
Jackson called on President Obama to follow President Gerald Ford’s lead, who issued a full and complete pardon of Richard Nixon in 1974 for any crimes he may have committed during the ‘Watergate Scandal’.
“President Ford said we don’t need him for trophy. We need to move on. President Nixon wasn’t convicted of a crime. He didn’t apply for a pardon. (Ford) did it because he thought it would be best for the country. Hillary Clinton has not been tried, but there are those who want to drag her for the next three years. It will not stop until they find a reason to put her in jail. That would be a travesty.”
The White House last week refused to rule out issuing a pardon to protect Hillary Clinton from being prosecuted by a Trump administration over her use of a private email server. Donald Trump repeatedly threatened during his controversial campaign that, if elected, he would assign a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton.