Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect for the United States, there may be trouble brewing for Hillary Clinton. Whether clemency for Clinton will be Obama's last act as president is now the big debate.
Daily Mail reports that when Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about president-elect Donald Trump's intention to appoint a special prosecutor to review Clinton's emails, he simply stated that that the White House never announces a pardon before it has been given.
"The president has offered clemency to a substantial number 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 those 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," said Josh Earnest.
Hillary Clinton has been embroiled in the e-mail controversy where she has been accused of using a private e-mail server for official purposes. The FBI closed the investigation earlier this week after reopening it. According to Politico, a presidential pardon for Clinton would mean that she is protected from any charges that Trump's team might throw at her.
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Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway had stated on numerous morning shows that the subject had not been discussed. She told MSNBC, "We have not discussed that at all, and he certainly did not discuss that on his brief phone call with Mrs. Clinton."
"We look very much forward to Mr. Trump and President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and many, many other leaders in this country to coming together to help unify and heal the country,' said Conway on CNN.
She added, "I think you heard his own words last night -- to the extent that one man can as president, certainly Vice President Pence who's phenomenal, they're looking to unify the country. But we haven't discussed that in recent days. And I think that it's all in good time." Conway suggested that Trump would not be pursuing a case against Clinton.