As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
I am not going to argue the points of pardons again for Hillary Clinton, nor the old World Net Daily caveat how President Grant rescinded the pardons of President Andrew Johnson, as the paperwork had not been filed.
Instead the Lame Cherry is simply going to quote United States Law on Pardons, directly from the submission requirements from the Government's approved website.
I desire you to re read the above in the law states that Hillary Clinton MUST submit an application to the President, through the Department of Justice, as image Obama can not just write out some note and sign it. There has to be a LEGAL FILING.
1. Submit the petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney
All petitions, except petitions relating to military offenses (see paragraph 6 below), should be forwarded to the Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice.
2. Federal convictions only
Under the Constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those adjudicated in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President. In addition, the President's pardon power extends to convictions adjudicated in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and military court-martial proceedings
This next one is something which is overlooked in modern pardons in there is a FIVE YEAR WAITING PAPER UNDER THE GUIDELINES.
3. Five-year waiting period requiredJumping down to requirement number eight, which also mandates that Hillary Clinton must file her financial records.
Under the Department's rules governing petitions for executive clemency, 28 C.F.R. §§ 1.1 et seq., an applicant must satisfy a minimum waiting period of five years before he becomes eligible to apply for a presidential pardon of his federal conviction. The waiting period, which is designed to afford the petitioner a reasonable period of time in which to demonstrate an ability to lead a responsible, productive and law-abiding life, begins on the date of the petitioner's release from confinement.
8. Credit status and civil lawsuits
In response to question 14, you must list all delinquent credit obligations, whether or not you dispute them. You must also list all civil lawsuits in which you were named as a party, whether as plaintiff or defendant, including bankruptcy proceedings. You must also list all unpaid tax obligations, whether federal, state, or local. You may submit explanatory material in connection with any of these matters (such as an agreed method of payment for indebtedness).
Into this, Bill and Chelsea Clinton, nor anyone she is related to can be a reference of character.
9. Character references
At least three character affidavits must accompany the petition. If you submit more than three, you should designate the three persons whom you consider to be primary references. The affidavit forms provided are preferred. However, letters of recommendation may be substituted if they contain the full name, address, and telephone number of the reference, indicate a knowledge of the offense for which you seek pardon, and bear a notarized signature. Persons related to you by blood or marriage cannot be used as primary character references.
What follows then is a real investigation by the Department of Justice, into Hillary Clinton's background, including all of the investigations and crimes she was involved in.
11. Scope of investigation
Pardon officials conduct a very thorough review in determining a petitioner's worthiness for relief. Accordingly, you should be prepared for a detailed inquiry into your personal background and current activities.
So this is understood, yes the President holds the final word in the pardon, but there is a process involved in this. It involves the requirements of Hillary Clinton filing official papers with proof with the Department of Justice, which then investigates.........after 5 years have been allowed to pass around the year of our Lord 2021 AD...then the President in review could pardon.
In Hillary's case it would be like Marc Rich, in John Podesta and Eric Holder being paid to lobby for crook's pardon which Bill Clinton signed.
Those are the facts and violating those rules would mean that the pardon never was valid. Makes one wonder about the sweeping pardons Presidents gave to Vietnam traitors like John McCain, and if Richard Nixon ever filed for one........or if the new rules were instated after HW Bush pardoned Cap Weinberger as that was not 5 years in the waiting either.
Read the rules, they are there, and in no place does the Department of Justice stipulate shortcuts for Hillary Hamrod Clinton.