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Jesse Jackson to Obama: Pardon Clinton

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Obama should preemptively pardon Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCommunion vote puts spotlight on Hispanic Catholics Trump's biggest political obstacle is Trump The Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them MORE for any crimes she may have committed.

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

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“President Obama should follow President Ford’s example and offer a preemptive full pardon,” Jackson added, referencing President Gerald Ford’s pardon of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE repeatedly vowed during his campaign that he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the presidential election.

Trump repeatedly blasted the FBI as “rigged” for recommending not to pursue charges against Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of State.

The Republican even famously suggested during his final presidential debate with Clinton she’d “be in jail” if he oversaw the criminal justice system.

Trump’s remarks invigorated his supporters, many of whom chanted “lock her up” during the billionaire’s rallies.

Trump has since toned down his rhetoric toward Clinton after his win last week.

“It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought, because I want to solve healthcare, jobs, border control, tax reform,” he told The Wall Street Journal on Nov. 11 when asked about prosecuting Clinton.