Criminologists and government officials say if Clinton is indicted for ignoring a record retention law and mishandling classified information and she accepts a plea, she may be put on probation. The deal would need to be struck after entering the White House, however. It is unlikely Clinton would win the nomination let alone the election if she is convicted prior to the convention.
“Anyone can be on probation,” Chief U.S. Probation Officer Belinda Ashley told US News & World Report.
Despite this, the odds of a Clinton conviction or even an indictment are at best a remote possibility. As a top member of the establishment’s political class, she is virtually untouchable. David Petraeus may get a hand slap for showing classified documents to his mistress and lying about it to the FBI, but Clinton will never see the inside of a courtroom.