Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has decided that he wont subject former rival Democratic Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry related to her private email server or her family foundation, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“I think when the president-elect tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members,” New York Post quoted Kellyanne Conway as saying.
Conway, who is now on the Trump transition team, was the first to report that the president-elect would not pursue his campaign pledge to “lock up” Clinton.
“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,” Conway, who is now on the Trump transition team, said in an interview.
“I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing,” she added.
It was at the second presidential debate on October 9, where Trump vowed to instruct his Attorney General “to get a special prosecutor” and investigate Clinton as “there has never been so much deception”.