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A Pardon For Hillary Clinton – OpEd

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Thing are looking dicey again for Hillary Clinton, with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey having informed members of the United States Congress on Friday that the FBI is reopening its investigation of the former Secretary of State for mishandling classified information.

This decision, Comey explained via a letter, is due to the discovery of new emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Yet, no matter what the FBI may uncover, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst and former New Jersey state Judge Andrew Napolitano said in a Fox Business interview with host Stuart Varney on Monday that Clinton may be able to avoid prosecution.

Napolitano says in the interview that Clinton, if she wins the presidential election, could use the presidential pardon power to pardon herself in regard to legal violations for which she may otherwise be charged. Napolitano also explains that, even should Clinton not win the election, President Barack Obama could pardon Clinton before Obama leaves office, much like President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon — Ford’s immediate predecessor in the presidency.

Watch Napolitano’s complete interview here:

Napolitano is a member of the Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board.

This article was published by RonPaul Institute.


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