This is truly a scorched earth act. They know that the tables can be turned on them but they also know that if they don't win this battle against Trump many of them are going to prison to await the next dem president to pardon them. If these people are found guilty they need to swing. Anything short of death is just considered the price of doing business. And apparently Hillary agrees "If that fucking bastard [Donald Trump] wins, we all hang from nooses."