Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton, former assistant US attorney says

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January 19, 2017

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A New York lawyer appealed to President Obama Wednesday in an opinion piece to pardon former-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others who may be “potential targets” of an investigation into the use of her private email server.

Robert Begleiter, a partner at Constantine Cannon LLP and former assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, wrote in The Daily News that the Constitution permits a president to pardon someone who has not been charged with a crime.

President-elect Donald Trump has said he has no intention of investigating Clinton, despite the familiar chant by supporters at his primary rallies, “Lock her up.” He even refered to her as “Crooked Hillary.”

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump told editors at The New York Times shortly after the election. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I’m not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.”

Begleiter wrote that he wishes Trump well as president, but said it would be a gamble in the event Clinton ever criticized Trump during his presidency. He called it “sideways” to believe that a person who accepted a pardon is admitting guilt.

  • C. W. Good

    I would think one would have to be charged with a crime in order to be pardoned. Pardoned for what. We’re smarter than that. We won’t charge until Trump takes office, then Obama wouldn’t be in office and couldn’t pardon anyone.
    Semper Fi
    ssgtgood USMC

  • Climax

    I am not sure when Trump is actually the POTUS, probably when he finishes the Oath of Office, but up until that time Obama still has his finger in the pudding and can still pardon the unpardonable.

  • Climax

    NFW!

  • Richard Frick

    Can the pos pardon himself? I would say pardon her. This would authenticate her treason and criminal activities. Then put both of them in PRISON for perjury and treason.

  • Jose

    Wonder how much his statement/opinion was worth to the foundation/hrc/soros. Typical lying lawyer, his lips are moving.

  • Stikit

    I believe she has to be charged first for a crime, before she can be granted a pardon. It does not cover future crimes, which in her case, can come up at anytime. But, Obuma is still hard at work pardoning drug dealers…and commuting life sentences…1,715. But, the BIG surprise he is saving for tomorrow…surprise! surprise!…you treacherous CREEP!!!

  • Josh

    Both, Obama and Hillary should be jailed for treason. But this is America and the new normal has nothing to do with truth, honor and good, decent values.

  • Rodney Steward

    She falls in his group of trash, that’s all he’s pardoned from prison, the worse the better for American hater!

  • snowyriver

    How can Hillary be pardoned?? She has not even been charged, let alone convicted.

  • According to the Obama admin a few weeks ago, Hillary has not filed the required applications to be considered for a presidential pardon. They further stated that it takes MONTHS for such applications to be processed.

    I suppose that will be the last official lie we will hear from the Obama admin just before her official pardon is granted. You have to consider though that Obama EMPHASIZED that Manning was NOT being pardoned for his crimes of treason that only his sentence was being commuted.

    Among the criteria for the commutation was that Manning has accepted responsibility, apologized and went through the judicial process and served part of his sentence. Hillary has done NONE of these.

    In an event, he will pardon Hillary. It is the only way to preserve part of his legacy because she cannot be indicted without his name being dragged in the mud.

  • kathy diamond

    OBAMA Should NOT Pardon Clinton. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT AND NEED TO SEE EQUAL JUSTICE. THIS WOMEN IS A CRIMINAL and the only reason she isn’t already in jail is BECAUSE DIRTY POLITICS HAS TAKEN A HOLD ON OUR CURRENT ADMINISTRATION. I FOR ONE, HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS BULL S#IT. HOW ABOUT YOU ??? HAVEN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH???

  • itsfun

    If he pardons her, it will be a admission of guilt.

  • Michael Bellinger

    Pardon me, they both should be hung until dead for treason to the USA.

    • Retired

      Hanging would be to quick, slow torture would be in order.

  • Stephen Howe

    Pardon her for what? What crimes will BO & Hillary admit she’s committed that need pardoning? Cheating Bernie Sanders out of a fair run for the Demwit nomination? Or for the untimely demise of Anton Scalia?

    • kathy diamond

      Stephen, Don’t forget BENGAZHI, E MAILS THAT COMPROMISED OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, LYING TO CONGRESS, PAY FOR PLAY, and Only God & OUR GOVERNMENT knows what else. SHE REALLY NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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