During one of the presidential debates, Donald Trump threatened to appoint a special prosecutor and put Hillary Clinton in prison for her crimes — specifically, for her e-mail scandal. So should Hillary be worried, now that Trump has been elected? Maybe not. During a recent press conference, White House spokesman Josh Earnest refused to rule out the possibility of Obama pardoning Hillary before he leaves office in January.
A reporter got the ball rolling, asking, “Donald Trump during the campaign pledged to jail Hillary Clinton if he was elected over the federal investigations that are underway. Some legal experts have said President Obama could close of that opportunity if he pardons Hillary Clinton. Is that something that the president is considering doing?”
Earnest responded, “As you know, the president has offered clemency to a substantial amount 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 these individuals. 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.”