Could President Obama pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office?

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By Jose Sepulveda, Buzz60

One man now has a unique power to quiet Donald Trump supporters cries of "Lock her up!" when it comes to Hillary Clinton's email scandal. President Obama.

The President's Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about a possible pardon for Hillary Clinton and if it could come before he leaves office.

Earnest said: "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.'"

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Donald Trump has previously stated that he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton's emails and if he were to become President he would even consider putting her in jail.

Legal experts say that a pardon would prove difficult because it would have to encompass all of the possible charges a Trump administration could possibly tie Clinton to, from her emails to the Clinton foundation.

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC: "We have not discussed that at all, and he certainly did not discuss that on his brief phone call with Mrs. Clinton."

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz who has led the hill investigation into Clinton's email said Wednesday, despite Trump's call for unity he will continue to investigate her use of a private email server as Secretary of State.

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