Jesse Jackson Asks Obama to Pardon Hillary Clinton

Posted: Nov 17, 2016 10:00 AM

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has apparently acknowledged that Hillary Clinton broke federal laws and now says that Barack Obama should preemptively pardon the Democratic presidential nominee for any crimes she may have committed.

“Secretary Clinton has not been legally accused, indicted, tried or convicted of anything,” he said in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Wednesday. "It would be a monumental, moral and political mistake to pursue the prosecution of Hillary Clinton.

“President Obama should follow President Ford’s example and offer a preemptive full pardon,” Jackson added.

Jackson was speaking to students at a nearby school and assured them that their fears were valid.

Students "are growing up in an America that is in an identity crisis," Jackson said. "These demonstrations are born out of fear. Fear that the Klan will ride again. Fear that violence (against minorities) is coming back."