Jesse Jackson Tells Obama: Give Blanket Pardon To Hillary Clinton

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Shortly after a haggard-looking Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since the election, Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just like Ford did for Richard Nixon. Speaking at President Gerald Ford's alma mater, while stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should short-circuit President-elect Donald Trump's promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server.

"It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton," Jackson said and added that issuing the pardon could help heal the nation. In 1974, Ford, a University of Michigan alumnus, issued a full and complete pardon of Nixon for any crimes he may have committed. He said the pardon was in the best interests of the nation.

"President Ford said we don't need him for trophy. We need to move on. President Nixon wasn't convicted of a crime. He didn't apply for a pardon. (Ford) did it because he thought it would be best for the country.

"Hillary Clinton has not been tried, but there are those who want to drag her for the next three years. It will not stop until they find a reason to put her in jail. That would be a travesty." Of course, if Hillary is found to have broken the law, there is another word for putting her in jail: justice.

Jackson's comments came after he dropped in on an anti-Trump rally held by students on campus. According to the Detroit Free Press, there have been anti-Trump marches on U-M's campus, along with campuses across the nation. A large demonstration marched through a series of U-M buildings even while Jackson was speaking.

Jesse Jackson talks to students during an anti-Donald Trump rally
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Taking the side of the protesters, Jackson said that 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." The reverend did not comment about the anti-Trump protests which escalated into riots sporadically in cities like Oakland and Portland.

Earlier in the day, in a conversation with the Free Press, Jackson he blamed Trump for the environment of fear. "Donald Trump saw an America that was a dry field, and instead of watering it to get the grass growing again, he threw a lit match on it", Jackson said.

"The one who set the field afire must be the one to put it out," he told the Free Press in a one-on-one interview. "He had the option to pour water on it (the dry field) and let it grow. He didn't do that — he chose to light it on fire. One of my concerns is that we see the division in America now because of that. We see classmates, roommates in a conflict over the way the campaign turned out.

"He knows Mexicans didn't take jobs from us. It was the corporations. He knows you can't deport 15 million (immigrants). It's not just about the adults, but also about the children who were born here, grew up here and go to school here."

Jackson encouraged students to keep protesting and not to give up the struggle.

"Students, don't let them take your hope. Deep water doesn't drown you. You drown because you stop kicking. There is a tug of war for the soul of America. Do we want to be an aristocracy or a democracy? To be silent is to betray your conscience. You must not be silent in the face of violation of human rights."

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Orc from Mordor's picture

Jail is not for the rich.

Looney's picture


Jesse Jackson invented the Corporate Shakedown, that’s why he’s begging for the Clintons’ pardon.

Freaking racist crook!

Looney   ;-)

Citxmech's picture

But why would she need a pardon?  Has she done something wrong?

buzzardsluck's picture

So many problems here but the biggest is all of those white fucking cucks in that picture along with the parents at home.


Sometimes fire is needed to promote overall health motherfucker.

froze25's picture

Why would she need it? She hasn't done anything wrong right? /s Pedophilia comes to mind.

Screw the "Healing" I want JUSTICE!

El Vaquero's picture

"Donald Trump saw an America that was a dry field, and instead of watering it to get the grass growing again, he threw a lit match on it", Jackson said.


It seems as though 'ole Jesse doesn't understand the renewal and regeneration that happens after a prarie fire.  

froze25's picture

Leftist never let facts, logic, reason or historical information get in there way.

jcaz's picture

Jesse wants some of that Clinton Foundation money before the coffers run dry.....

PrayingMantis's picture

... the next thing Cheesy Jackson will ask Obumboclot is to beg him a full pardon for his son ex-Tongressman Cheesy Jackson Junior ... the shit doesn't fall far from the ass ...

... I might add ... "Rev." Jackson ... is no "Reverend" ... that "Rev." is short for "Revolting" ...

>>> ..."... In her first television interview, a woman who had a four-year affair with the Rev. Jesse Jackson calls their daughter her "miracle baby" and expresses no regrets over her relationship with the civil rights leader. ... ... Recently, [Karin] Stanford, a former Jackson aide, went to court to formalize the $4,000-a-month child support payments the former presidential candidate was already paying her. Jackson then asked her to sign a confidentiality agreement, she says. She refused. "I was shocked," says Stanford, 39. "I had basically kept the details of our relationship confidential. … So then to be hit with the confidentiality agreement was highly insulting to me."  ... ...For Stanford, it was a dream job. But before long her relationship with Jackson — who was married with five children — became personal. "

... "reverend", my foot ...


nope-1004's picture

Crooked Jesse says "Give crooked Hillary a pardon".

Crooked Holder still laughing, as he's now retired from crooked .gov.

Crooked shit won't go away.


The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) nope-1004 Nov 17, 2016 1:02 PM

She must be far more guilty than we can imagine.  A pardon from Obama would put an end to any career Obama is seeking in America.  He would need to move to Europe or just retire.

Thanks for the heads up Jesse.  We knew she is gulty guilty guilty of mass felonies.


HopefulCynical's picture

We keep hearing about the violence from Trump supporters.

If Obama blanket padons Hillary, that violence might just happen. I continue to be of the opinion that violence is for the defense of self or loved ones only, but I've seen the mood of the country, and it's not inclined to put up with any more lawlessness.

Trump & Pals might want to keep that in mind, too. The folks that support him will turn on him very fast if he sells them out.

Bank on it, all the way around.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

This is always about money, not justice. 

Dabooda's picture

Justice is not on the table.  As a purely practical matter, if Hillary gets a trial in Washington DC, she will be acquitted.  Ninety-three percent of the swamp-dwellers voted for her.  Expect them to convict her about the time hell freezes over.  Trump might be smart to pardon her, after all -- it would look magnanimous, whereas losing a trial would be an embarassment.

neidermeyer's picture

I'm OK with her being pardoned just as long as she is stripped of all her money and the investigations are not stopped until after all the details are known and everyone she knows is in jail.

the phantom's picture

Hey Jessie... why don't you spend some time with your convicted felon son? Is he out of jail yet? Hard to preach to other people what to do when your own house is rotten. Anything for a buck and relevancy, eh Jessie?

froze25's picture

Who benefited the most from Dr. Martin Luther Kings death? "Rev" Jackson, that's who.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Rhymin' man, tall and tan,
Rhyme or reason, play your hand.
Rhyme on this, and rhyme on that,
Oh you naughty Democrat.

It's times like this that I really miss Frank Zappa.

And Bill Hicks.

And George Carlin.

El Oregonian's picture

Jesse, Jesse, Jesse, if you had only noticed, for One, Hillary IS NOT a sitting president. For Two, she never was a president, and for Three, she was NOT ELECTED for the same reasons you are calling Obama to pardon her! What a maroon...

Antifaschistische's picture

let's compromise.

1. Return every cent given to the Clinton Foundation.

2. Disallow any future Clinton fund raising and terminate the Clinton Foundation.

3. Disallow any future speaking engagements or lobbying


then we discuss pardons

I G Y's picture

4. Stop wearing purple



zedwood's picture

He is wearing purple because he is under orders to keep formenting the purple revolution, as created by the hidden hand, of which Soros is just the visible pawn sprouting slightly out of the dark muck.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) zedwood Nov 17, 2016 10:25 PM

Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton and George Soros are members of the Rockefeller/CFR. See member lists at cfr dot org.

geno-econ's picture

Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich a fugative from justice before and after receiving $millions for his Foundation.  Recently Clinton admitted it was a mistake but did not return the money.  Another example of Clinton integrety

The Ram's picture

Blanket pardon?  So, is this like 'Minority Report' where we know your crimes before hand and forgive them?  Go ahead Hillary, commit any crime you want, and daddy Obama will pardon you in advance.

The Gun Is Good's picture

LOL! So says one of the biggest house negroes of all time....

At this point, go ahead and pardon away, Prezzident Soetoro... and watch this bitch get shot down in the street by an enraged citizen. We're almost there. If Clinton walks, well, she won't walk, if you know what I mean.

(To NSA / .gov assholes: Not a threat; just a prediction. Study your history and know that when laws don't apply to the corrupt elite, there will eventually be blood.)

BennyBoy's picture


"It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton."

If she is guilty it would be a monumental moral mistake NOT to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton.

stocktivity's picture

Yo Jess,  she hasn't been indicted on anything so there is nothing to pardon. Go back to ripping off money from your followers.

Tall Tom's picture





Richard Nixon was never indicted for any crime but could easily been convicted and forced to serve time.. (He was morally guilty of Obstruction of Justice, conspiracy to commit burglary, along with many others.)


Killlary does not need be indicted. Obama can do this. That is the fact. It is the RULE OF LAW. He has that power.


He can do it for Killary but do not hold your breath that he will ever do it for you as some people are more equal than others in this Animal Farm.


You will not see Killary prosecuted for anything in this life. Neither her, or Bill, or Chelsea, or Huma, or anyone associated with the numerous murders and crimes will ever see justice here in this World.


That is the abysmal and dismal REALITY and you had best ACCEPT IT. Realize it.


STOP FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING IT. Financial support is SUPPORT. Withdraw your participation in this corrupt nation. Shut down your businesses and fire all of your employees. Minimize your tax revenue imprint. Go without.


I have done this. I am currently doing this. I am sacrificing quite a bit in order to help STARVE THE BEAST OF REVENUE.


But losing everything that I have, even up to my life, in a Civil War...over not worth me at least.


There are much better things to die for. The "armchair patriots" continue to amuse me as they are not even willing to sacrifice anything for their fellow human beings. They are totally SELF ABSORBED, SELF INTERESTED, and as a result they have the Government which they deserve.


You will continue your financial support. You will continue to buy shit that you do not need and pay taxes you need not pay. Your greed drives you. And all that you will ever do is bitch.


Fuckin' armchair patriots whose greed outweighs their principles. And you know who you are. I will be seeing you in judgment in the afterlife for your hypocrisy...along with your penalty will be the exact same as you demand for her...DAMNED STRAIGHT TO HELL. That is justice served.

truthseeker47's picture

Tom, what is the specific legal basis for your opinion that someone can be pardoned for something they have not been accused of?

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) truthseeker47 Nov 17, 2016 10:32 PM

In 1974, Gerald Ford granted Nixon "a full, free, and absolute pardon" for all offenses against the United States which "he has committed or may have committed" during his entire term as president:

rosiescenario's picture

....he has a 'contingency fee' arrangement with the foundation already in place.

divingengineer's picture

Firm fixed fee or cost plus I wonder?

Perimetr's picture

How big was the payoff Jesse?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) jcaz Nov 17, 2016 5:24 PM

When I saw the greasy hair and no stage makeup I said "she is looking for sympathy and will now say she is sick"

for a pardon.

And why does she need this blanket pardon, I thought she dindu nuffin.

beemasters's picture

Or he could be planning an entrapment. Once pardoned, she is guilty by default. That would exclude her and her husband from any future political position.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) jcaz Nov 17, 2016 6:04 PM

Jesse "riots will stop if Obama pardons Hillary Rodent and Mr. Rodent."

Bush Baby's picture

Jackson - "And don't fuhget  about a pardon for ya brutha too,  Mistuh President"

J S Bach's picture

Taken from a true patriot.  How can anyone with a conscience give anyone else a "blanket pardon"?  This means that they can commit any crime free of any worries of prosecution.  This power should be taken away from the Executive Branch.  In a truly democratic republic, the CITIZENS ALONE should determine someone's guilt or innocence in the form of an honest trial.  Period.

Pickleton's picture

"This means that they can commit any crime free of any worries of prosecution"



Ummm no.  It means they are free of worries for PAST crimes and ONLY if the cowards in congress refuse to impeach, because as we all know (you do know this, right), the pardon has no effect in cases of impeachment.

Tall Tom's picture

 In a truly democratic republic, the CITIZENS ALONE



WTF? Another SOCIALIST reveals himself.


This is NOT a "democratic republic".




The Citizens ALONE determining guilt from a postion of POPULISM is nothing more than MOB RULE and NOT RULE OF LAW. You will find NO UNBIASED JURY in this Nation to even hear that case. That is a REQUIREMENT.


Furthermore to have that power removed from the Executive Branch would require a Constitutional Convention if lawfully done.


Much of the Amendment process is unconstitutional as the Ninth Amendment is ignored in some cases, and it is a requirement that the Constitution be abolished and a new one drafted in order to alter it. That was a SAFEGUARD written within....which has been subverted by the TREASONOUS Supreme Court.


A democracy is the MOST ABHORRENT FORM of Government.


Yeah. Two wolves and a lamb voting on dinner... Lamb Chops tonight?

crossroaddemon's picture

Give it a rest. All government is abhorrent. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) J S Bach Nov 17, 2016 4:53 PM

she diddled kids, at best!

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Presidential pardons only apply to breach of federal law.  IDK if diddling falls into that category.

Paul Kersey's picture

Nothing will happen to Hillary under Trump, either. Plutocrats have permanent get out of jail free cards

Never One Roach's picture

"I don't like prison food."


~ Hillary and Bill

HippieHaulers's picture

We don't prosecute criminals as trophies, we prosecute them because they broke the law. It's called equality before the law. Look it up, you race hustling fuck.

froze25's picture

Are you directing that at me or Jessie Jackson?