Do you expect to see anyone tied to the Hillary Clinton email scandal pardoned before Obama leaves office?
You cannot pardon if they have not been convicted. That will take some big chuck of time after any indictments.
Pardon of Nixon was not a pardon really but a direction to his DoJ to do nothing. They were the only authority that could act. Subsequent admins could actually prosecute Nixon.
That is incorrect. watergate.info/pardon
The reason this pardon was unique and precedent setting is there were no indictments much less convictions on Nixon. Ford paid the price with one term. The legal people at the time criticized for this reason.
That's true that it was unique, but so is the current email scandal. So not to be distracted, the President can pardon people of wrongdoing even if there's no conviction. The question is whether you expect to see any pardons related to the email.
I don't expect to see anyone charged, so no pardon necessary...
There doesn't have to be a charge for there to be a pardon. Case in point: Richard Nixon had not been charged criminally would pardoned by President Ford.
Typo: President Nixon had not been criminally charged when pardoned by President Ford. Criminal charges were expected, but had not actually been filed at the time of the pardon.