Speaking at the White House's first press briefing following Trump's victory, White House spokesman Josh earnest expressed hope that Obama's successor would not prosecute Clinton for her many crimes.
“[W]e’ve got a long tradition in this country of people in power not using the criminal justice system to exact political revenge,” Earnest says. “In fact, we go to great lengths to insulate our criminal justice system from partisan politics.”
When Obama took office, many leftists wanted to see George W. Bush and Dick Cheney prosecuted for what they called “war crimes,” because of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques to question terrorists. But President Obama appeared reluctant to prosecute career law and intelligence officials in the Bush administration, citing in 2009 “a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.”