Monday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, National Journal reporter Ron Fournier made the case that any legal action against Hillary Clinton over her private email server should be weighed agaisnt the fact that she is running for president, so as not to disrupt the process.
FOURNIER: Legally though, there is a big bar that you have to get over to prosecute anybody for these crimes, much less somebody who is running for president. …I do understand that when somebody is running for president, there is a higher bar that you have to get over because we can’t have a system in which we are constantly charging people who are running for president of crimes...
Politically, there are severe questions about her judgment that voters really have to look into.
Legally… there is a higher bar you have to get over before you prosecute somebody who is running for president.
That is just a fact.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Uhh. In what statute is that?
(Hat tip Law Newz)