On September 8th, 1974, President Nixon gave Richard Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he may have committed. In the same vain, President Obama could also give the same kind of pardon to Hillary Clinton prior to his departure in January 2017. On the surface, this would be a slap in the face at the justice system; however, Hillary would not be in a far more uncertain area.
In 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, giving his stamp of approval to the Pentagon spending bill that kept Guantanamo Bay open and made indefinite detention for U.S. citizens possible. Hillary Clinton, in a nationally televised debate, blurted out a national secret about having four minutes for a nuclear response. Since “loose lips sink ships“, what would any national security conscious thinking president to do?
It would be relatively easy to imagine President Trump, because of national security, have Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton taken into custody and sent to Guantanamo Bay as a national security precaution with no lawyers to talk with.
Of course, if this were to take place, there would be a petition to the Supreme Court that has already refused to uphold the Constitution and allow indefinite detentions already. So, a petition, to currently evenly divided court would amount to nothing as Hillary, and her immediate family, sit in an uncomfortable holding cell, for months – or even years. A situation, that would with normal medical care, Hillary and Bill, would likely not survive.