Jesse Jackson to Obama: Pardon Clinton

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Obama should preemptively pardon Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Democratic super PAC to hit Trump in battleground states over coronavirus deaths Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight 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 John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards 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.