After President-elect Donald Trump moved away from his pledge to investigate the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her email practices Tuesday, Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer lauded Trump’s decision.
“I think it’s right to do,” Krauthammer said on Special Report. “We do not want to see national political opponents putting each other in jail.”
He called the equivalent of pardon.
“Maybe she would be convicted, but that’s not what we want to do,” he stated.
Krauthammer admitted there would be people asking about justice, but said something’s for the country are just more important while comparing it to the pardon of Former President Richard Nixon over Watergate.
“He [Nixon] never was tried, but it was done so the country wouldn’t have to suffer that long national nightmare anymore,” he said. “Which I think many people today who objected at the time recognized.”