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Paula Dwyer

Why Obama Should Pardon Hillary Clinton

She may not even want him to, but it's the only way to prevent four years of GOP show trials.
Executive decisions.

Executive decisions.

Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

You may recall this exchange in the Oct. 9 presidential debate, when Hillary Clinton said, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.” To which Trump replied, “Because you’d be in jail.”

It wasn't clear then if candidate Trump was just grandstanding. Nor is it clear now if President-elect Trump will do what he also pledged then: "If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception."