THEY TOLD ME IF I DIDN'T VOTE FOR TRUMP, Hillary would get away with all her crimes with no jail time. And they were right!
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to back away from his campaign trail vow to pursue criminal charges against former rival Hillary Clinton over her email server and family foundation, with a senior Trump adviser saying his White House will not seek a criminal investigation.
Hours later, Trump himself said that he was no longer committed to prosecuting Clinton, telling editors and reporters at the New York Times that he doesn’t “want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”
But Trump’s comments were less definitive about his intentions than those made by his former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, earlier in the day. Asked whether he had ruled out a prosecution of the former first lady, Trump said “it’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” according to a tweet from Mike Grynbaum, a media writer for the Times.
Conway had sounded more certain that the incoming president would allow his Democratic rival to live in peace. “I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content” to fellow Republicans, she said in interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe. “Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them,” she added.