Will President Obama Pardon Hillary Clinton? – Will She Seek a Pardon?…

An interesting and thought provoking op-ed in The Hill outlines the issues, and asks the question.  The author,

hillary tongue(Via The Hill) […] We should first note that the Obama administration’s decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton would not bind the Trump administration. Until relevant statutes of limitations have expired, she could still be prosecuted by the new administration. It is possible in my opinion for Clinton to be prosecuted for either her improper handling of classified information on “home brew,” or allegations of “pay to play” arrangements between the secretary of state and donors to the Clinton Foundation, which could constitute bribery.

The statute of limitations for most federal crimes is five years from the commission of the offense; that would apply to the two categories relevant to Mrs. Clinton. Her tenure as secretary of state ended Feb. 1, 2013, so it is possible that the statute of limitations will not run until Feb. 1, 2018, more than a year after Mr. Trump takes office.

What looks like one question—will the president pardon Mrs. Clinton?—turns out, on analysis, to be two. The first question is: Would Mrs. Clinton wish to receive a pardon?

That question seems to be a proverbial no-brainer. Surely, any person who had been in federal government would be eager to receive a presidential pardon, because it eliminates even the possibility of federal prosecution. That looks like all upside and no downside.

huma-hillary-corruptionBut there is a downside, and it isn’t trivial. A pardon must be accepted by the person who is pardoned if it is to effectively stymie any prosecution.

Furthermore, there is solid legal precedent that acceptance of a pardon is equivalent to confession of guilt. A U.S. Supreme Court case from 1915 called Burdick v. U.S. establishes that principle; it has never been overturned.

If acceptance of a pardon by Mrs. Clinton would amount to confession of guilt, would she nevertheless accept it? A multitude of factors would go into her decision.

She, together with her attorneys, would have to decide how likely it is that the Trump administration would prosecute her, and, if they did decide to prosecute, how likely it is they would be able to prove she had committed crimes.

Since being elected, Mr. Trump has been remarkably warm towards the person he used to call “crooked Hillary.” But how confident could Mrs. Clinton be that the Justice Department, under a Trump administration, would not prosecute?

Prosecutorial decisions are supposed to be independent of political considerations, so Mr. Trump’s recent friendliness should not be controlling once the new Attorney General is in office.

If Mrs. Clinton believes prosecutors might be able to make a strong case against her, the value to her of a pardon increases. If she is confident that any case against her would be weak or even futile, the pardon has less value. (read more)

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295 Responses to Will President Obama Pardon Hillary Clinton? – Will She Seek a Pardon?…

  1. Galadriel says:

    Cankles has done so many crimes that there will be a multitude of ways to get her. State courts, international tribunals, war crimes, etc. Therefore, I don’t think it matters if O pardons her, it just means they will get her some other way.

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  2. boojum says:

    The X-factor in all this is the international child sex trafficking in which the Clintons and a majority of high level government officials are allegedly involved (see FBIAnon). If proof of that surfaces into the mainstream (and the NYPD as well as NSA and FBI are alleged to have videos, e-mails etc. off the Wiener computer) then I believe public outrage will demand prosecution of all involved. This is the one crime (if exposed in the mainstream) that cannot be swept under the rug.

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  3. georgiafl says:

    Who cares? Both Obama and the Clintons have done so much evil they made a mockery of their offices.

    Comprehensive list of Obama’s usurpations of power and general lawlessness: http://tinyurl.com/HistoricFirsts

    List of Clinton crimes from Whitewater to Benghazi – http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/tracking-the-clinton-controversies-from-whitewater-to-benghazi/396182/

    Neither list is complete. It’s like trying to list the atrocities of Islam.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      “Who cares?”

      Statute of limitations…Will he…will she…Clinton SoS/email facts established by FBI…Huma laptop with NY FBI (RicoRudy)…CGI…

      What’s Ted cruz been doing recently? Wonder how busy ol’ Teddy has been.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Oh I care – and I’m sure Mr. Trump has them in his sites. Attorney General Sessions is probably working with Charles Ortel and maybe a few state attorneys general to put the finishing touches on the 40 cases that Ortel has been putting together over the last decade or so.

        Don’t worry – Trump has not forgotten. Pas du tout!

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        • PatriotKate says:

          I agree GeorgiaFl – This would probably be the best strategy politically anyway. There’s so much work to do to turn the country around that it’s going to necessitate a delicate balance. It’s best if President Trump can distance himself as much as possible or the Dems will be screaming and use it as a 2018 election strategy. If it’s a State AG, it will be a lot harder for them to lay it on President Trump. State AG could say they had been investigating long before the Trump Administration, which is probably true. FBI may make a move. Will be interesting to watch.

          I was impressed when I heard Charles Ortel articulate the strategy of State and foreign level prosecutions bypassing Obama’s Federal Pardon ability. Don’t forget the Arkansas AG visited PE Trump a few weeks ago. That’s where the original Clinton Foundation was chartered and Ortel says that it was never chartered for more than Clinton’s Presidential Library. Filings are apparently totally screwed up or lacking altogether.

          Will go on for years and probably snare a lot of people even if Bonnie & Clyde manage to die before prosecution.

          There must be justice though one way or the other.

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    • David_B says:

      You realize all presidents do those things, right?
      And our system of Law pretty much requires it?
      The only way to have a law interpreted is to do what YOU believe it says is allowed and see how the courts respond.

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  4. joanfoster says:

    I choked at the phrase “Trump has been remarkably warm towards the person he called “crooked Hillary”. Just like the wall on the southern border, holding crooked Hillary accountable for crimes against the State is a linchpin issue for me. Obama can pardon her and with his pardon virtually confirm that she is guilty as charged.

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  5. I think if he does it, it is an admission of guilt. We can then scream from the roof tops, “Trump saved us from electing an admitted criminal!!!” I would LOVE to do this.

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  6. repsort says:

    If rule of law and the concept of equal justice under the law is to be salvaged she must be held to account. Even then, that would only be a small start.

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  7. doit4atlas says:

    Trump MUST prosecute Clinton to neutralize Obama…I’m sure all roads lead back to Obama. Obama is going to be a huge thorn in Trump’s side as Trump rolls back just about EVERYTHING Obama “accomplished”. Obama’s going to be incredibly pissed and will historically try to stymie Trump at every turn. He MUST be discredited.

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    • Mara319 says:

      Good point.

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      • Rebel Mope says:

        More than discrediting Obama, he has to discredit all the sleeper cells of communists in government waiting for the next Obama to rise up out of the swamp. Nothing is more frustrating than thinking you have a career bureaucrat taking a non-partisan investigation and it turns out to be another Lois Lerner, or that DB that took her place.

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    • Lottacats says:

      I agree all roads must lead back to Obama.

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    • shadowcole says:

      We are surprised that she and Bill haven’t left the country yet for a non-extradition country. Maybe this means that she plans to accept a pardon. I agree with you on prosecuting her and Obama and anyone else who needs to be held accountable including all uniparty and federal employees such as Lois Lerner and the IRS commissioner.

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  8. bertdilbert says:

    If possible, her Saudi and Qatar donations should be tied to the proposed Syrian pipeline on which both Saudi and Qatar would benefit. Nobody gives money for free. Her acceptance of the bribes to produce for foreign actors helps to alleviate US responsibility since she was working for her own interest and benefit and not that of the US.

    Then make the case that she wanted Libya down to provide a source of untraceable weapons to supply rebels in the ME. Hillary needs to go down hard. Her actions ended up destroying Europe with migrants running from her mayhem.

    I don’t care how they fry her. Death is appropriate for all the lives she destroyed.

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  9. Oldskool says:

    Obama will not pardon Hillary, as her shenanigans torpedoed his legacy and we all know what a spiteful little bitch he is.

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    • joanfoster says:

      I need to add Oldskool, Obama torpedoed his own legacy. He is a two bit crook without portfolio both upon arriving at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and upon leaving. He has never accomplished anything on his own. He is and was a construct of the MSM/Democrat Party and his “kind” drank the koolaid and swept him into office along with some of the most sinister affiliates to ever work in the White House. We must never, ever allow ourselves to be lulled into thinking in any other way about this empty suit and we must forever keep his phony, do nothing, legacy alive as long as we can.

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      • Anton says:

        I suspect he was invented by one or more of the alphabet agencies (especially the CIA) with unlimited access to his records. the ability to hide them, “expert” forgers to replace them, and the capacity to silence whistle-blowers. Obama doesn’t run this country; he’s a mouthpiece for the Powers That Be, and I don’t mean George Soros, one of THEIR minions.

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  10. Shiggz says:

    As of now I give it a 0% chance of her being convicted off any serious crime.

    With that in mind and knowing the media would play the partisan martyr card, If Obama doesn’t, what if Trump pardoned her? If she accepts she admits to guilt which they can outline specifically and in detail which discredits her and her circles. maybe take down some other dems.

    If she refuses they can proceed with a prosecution with the martyr card cut I half.

    Wdyt?

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  11. rf121 says:

    I disagree. Obama must be ignored once Trump is in. When asked “Obama says blah blah blah” the response should simply be “Who cares what he thinks, Trump is the President now”.

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  12. Guffman says:

    Just like OJ, justice will find a way with Hillary – there are mnay ways to skin a crooked old cat like her. Trump will not tow the” you cover for me, I’ll cover for you” line that’s been Uniparty SOP for untold decades.They may need a new prison in DC to house all the swamp creatures that will be exposed and prosecuted in the coming years. Mr Sessions may be a very busy man.
    This would truly help to MAGA.

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  13. Thomas K Adamo says:

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around a pardon for someone not charged with a crime…….. Yet. Can someone explain this for me? Thanks.

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    • TheseTruths says:

      I can’t explain it. I’ve researched it before, and still can’t understand why people who seem like they should know — journalists and the like — are even contemplating a pardon for someone who hasn’t been charged with a crime. If I were in Hillary’s shoes, it would be insulting, and I would think her people would make some kind of statement.

      “Can the president pardon someone who has not been convicted of anything?
      Preemptive or anticipatory pardons are used on occasion, usually with the belief they are serving a national interest. Such a pardon was issued to President Richard Nixon by President Gerald Ford. The pardon covered all the offenses Nixon ‘committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.’ Another preemptive pardon was issued a few years later by President Jimmy Carter, absolving any person during the Vietnam era that ‘violated the Military Selective Service Act by draft-evasion acts.'”
      http://www.infoplease.com/us/government/presidential-pardons.html

      This DOJ site tells all you need to know if you want to apply for a pardon.
      https://www.justice.gov/pardon/frequently-asked-questions-concerning-executive-clemency

      So I gather that people need to apply for pardons (always? I don’t know), and that they should have been charged with a crime, and most often actually have been convicted of a crime.

      Hillary has not even been charged. So why the talk about a pardon?

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      • shadowcole says:

        I’m with you, I don’t understand how you can blanket pardon someone for something they haven’t even been charged with yet, though your copy of that explanation gives more light to this. I think maybe the pardon issue needs to be corrected. I don’t think any president should be able to pardon those that serve under him.

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  14. scottmc37 says:

    Lock up her and Bill in the same cell with one single bed..

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  15. KBR says:

    If Hillary was pardoned, would she not be able to plead the fifth, in a trial of another person, because she could not be incriminated?
    The fifth is always “on the grouds that I might incriminate myself,” right? But if a person has already been pardoned then perhaps there is no self incrimination, thus no basis for pleading the fifth. I am just wondering about it.
    Barry would possibly be harming himself more by pardoning her than by not pardoning her, if a pardon stops her ability to plead the fifth?

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    • Mike says:

      KBR i was thinking the same. Seems to me a pardon would make Hillary involuntary witness #1 against everyone else in her organizations, w/ no access to 5th amendment, and still subject to perjury/process crimes. may be the best way to get to the bottom of it and roll up huma, band, podesta, rice, mills, foundation, et al !

      After a pardon there can still be investigations and hearings, even just to set the historical record straight on the pay-to-play bribery going on in the government. She just couldn’t be sentenced for it.

      But it would look pretty silly and rigged for Obama to pardon her just a few weeks after his own administration refused to even press a single charge.

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  16. justfactsplz says:

    I don’t think Obama will pardon Hillary. I had read a comment here that Russia didn’t hack our elections that the NSA did. Well, I know someone who works for the Department of Homeland Security that says DHS did the hacking and gave it to Wiki Leaks. According to them, DHS never makes a move like that unless it is directly ordered by Obama. Obama really didn’t want Hillary to win. All of this talk about Russia hacking the elections just gives Obama cover. For this reason I don’t believe Obama will pardon Hillary. Besides Hillary probably has the goods on Obama too.

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  17. I think cutting off her donor source has done more damage than prosecuting her. The money flow will now move away from the Clintons, they both smell of mothballs. Prosecuting will only serve to put her back in the spotlight and play that pathetic female war-on-women card yet again.

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  18. Bebop777 says:

    Well, maybe prosecuting her also means she will have to spend all that donor bribe money on a battalion of lawyers…and an added bonus is that the old horn dog will also need to save his own skin for his own crimes of which there are many. They could even turn on each other—I wonder who has more guile? I think Obama couldn’t care less about what happens to her or Bill—he has the goods on both of them if either squeal…

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  19. mailman says:

    If she is pardoned that will only make her look guilty…because you only pardon guilty people right? That will be just as good as a conviction and will be damning for her and her legacy of failure.

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  20. I would like to see Obama arrested upon Trump taking office. Hillary and her husband simultaneously. Then the rest of their minions.

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  21. David_B says:

    Of course he is going to pardon her.
    Why do you think he’s fast tracking the “Russians hacked our election” study. He’s going to use it as an excuse to pardon her.
    Personally, he would be the dumbest president ever to do it, as his legacy hangs by a thread of a thread right now.

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  22. Bouchart says:

    They hate one another’s guts, so I’d say no.

    Besides, she’s in terrible health and doesn’t have much longer to live anyway.

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  23. Big Jake says:

    Statutes of LIMITATION. Just like REVELATION not Revlations. Grrrrr…..

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  24. Flatbush says:

    Obama has to pardon Clinton. He must do so to protect himself. He was communicating with her on her private server and all Presidential emails are considered classified, so he is complicit in her crimes. If she goes to prison he will go right along with her. I hope they put out a line on this (the pardon) cause I am betting yes.

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