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Jesse Jackson calls for Obama to issue blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before leaving office

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Speaking at President Gerald Ford’s alma mater, The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just like Ford did for Richard Nixon.

Stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should short circuit President-elect Donald Trump’s promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server. – READ MORE

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  • DemocracyRules

    Blanket Pardons Are not Possible.

  • Noble Gunnz

    Maybe he said “blanket party.” She did, after all, ruin corruption for everybody. Can’t be happy about that if you’re a Dem.

  • DemocracyRules

    The Constitution says the President “shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” So if a president is impeached, they can’t pardon themselves.

  • Richard Church

    There is a difference between pardon and clemency/commutation. And, if she is innocent, pardon what?

  • DemocracyRules

    Next Question: What crimes has Hillary committed, exactly? Space limitations prevent me from listing them all here. Hundreds, with lots of repeats. For example, obstruction of justice, in many separate instances, all of them separate crimes…

    Me? No, I don’t think a Hillary pardon could ever be ‘blanket’ enough to cover them all. Trump could find a way.

  • DemocracyRules

    Richard Church:
    Good point. Obama could say that he cannot pardon Hillary for crimes that she has not been charged for. Comey probably saw that, and snapped back the charges just before the election. It gives Obama nothing to pardon.

    But Comey cannot exculpate Hillary. He cannot render her completely without any criminal guilt. He can only withhold charges. Other federal authorities, like a special prosecutors, could certainly lay charges, now or after Obama is gone in 65 days.

    When Obama is gone, he cannot pardon anybody. But Trump can hire a special prosecutor. Comey probably saw that too, and he will probably work that angle to save his own skin. He can say he foreclosed Obama’s pardon opportunity, and opened the door for Trump to permit proceedings against Hillary.

  • ratintheswamp

    Why does she need a pardon? I thought they said she didn’t break any laws …… Now I need a safety pin!

  • Dogberry1

    sorry doesn’t work that way there is a process

  • jubadoobai

    Why would someone who had done no wrong need a pardon? That Jackson wants Hillary’s possible prosecution “short circuited” says a lot about the Democrats’ unwillingness to have the case brought before the public.

  • @ChunkyTWshngtn

    Damn Hillary is the poster child for white privilege.

  • PHHT

    Why the pardon? She claimed she did nothing wrong….

  • Major__Kong

    I agree, pardon Hillary, get her out of the national spotlight and interrupt her martyrdom. The question is would Hillary accept a pardon. Then march Bubba in front of a Grand Jury regarding the criminal activity of the foundation that he founded and hold him criminally responsible for any and everything found to be unlawful.

  • JT

    Why is this guy even relevant? He has done nothing but hold his own race down for decades. He constantly tells his people they need a hand out, they are being held back by the white man, they can’t do it on their own – they need help. A majority of the black community sees through his ties to the Democrat Party. He helps to hold black Americans down so that they feel the Dem party will save them. It is BS – The Klan is coming back – WHAT ??? WHITES HATE THE KLAN!!! That means white conservatives too. This guy is living in 60’s. Get lost Jackson – you are a clown and your clown suit doesn’t fit anymore!!