Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:20AM
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (File photo by AFP)
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (File photo by AFP)

Renowned American strategist Roger Stone has launched a petition, asking President-elect Donald Trump to prosecute former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her family for breaching the law.

The long-time ally of Trump said Monday that Clinton’s crimes in using a private server to exchange sensitive data between 2009 and 2013 should not go unpunished.

“No way should Hillary Clinton avoid prosecution #LockHerUp Sign our petition to the Donald Trump Administration,” Stone said in a tweet, while introducing chargehillaryclinton.com, his new website.

The website included a petition addressed to Trump and his nominee for attorney general Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, asking them to also probe Hillary’s husband, former president Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea.

“Either we are a nation of laws or we are a ‘banana republic’ led by criminals,” the petition said. "After the Watergate scandal, the mainstream media told us repeatedly that ‘no person is above the law.’”

Political consultant Roger Stone speaks with media after meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, New York, December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

“It is premature for the Trump administration to decide whether Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton should be prosecuted,” it continued. "In truth, the American people do not yet have a full cataloging of their many crimes."

“We respectfully urge President-elect Donald Trump and Attorney General designate Jeff Sessions to gather all appropriate evidence and submit it to the grand jury to make the potential decision about the Clintons’ potential indictment,” the petition added.

Clinton sent more than 30,000 potentially confidential emails while heading the US State Department. This is while, she deleted thousands of the emails before turning over the server.

Before their ultimate face-off on November 8, Trump accused Clinton of violating federal laws for using a private email server and using her political links to get away with the crime.

He repeatedly pledged to prosecute Hillary Clinton in case he won, reminding the American public that other US officials had faced severe punishments for mishandling secrets on much smaller scales.

The Republican president-elect even criticized the FBI for clearing Clinton of all charges twice.

He also accused the Clintons’ family foundation of accepting foreign donations in exchange for political favors.

After winning the vote, however, Trump retracted his earlier statements and said Clinton’s defeat was punishment enough for her and a prosecution was no longer needed.