The limitations on Presidential Pardons should come into play if Obama tries to pardon Hillary, and if Congress should decide to take Obama to the woodshed… finally. Impeachment is excluded from President’s Pardon Powers. "The Constitutional framers chose to allow impeachment proceedings not just for those holding office, but for officials who have previously held office. This second method of impeachment results in the former official being banned from holding any office again.” It may be possible to block Hillary from running for President, taking into consideration her role in the Benghazi attack and its aftermath, the return of the four coffins of those killed in that attack.
Chief Justice Taft said that the Supreme Court’s “ability to charge its witnesses in contempt existed outside the president’s ability to pardon. … if the executive branch orders any of its administration not to testify before the legislative branch, Congress may hold that person in contempt, without the possibility of that witness being granted a pardon … especially in cases where the executive branch is being investigated.” Finally there is a constraint that may stop Obama’s overreach and failure to preserve the Constitution, as required by the Constitution’s oath of office for the President.
Read the complete work starting at How Presidential Pardons Work, By Josh Clark
Contributed by Wes May