In an interesting, and undoubtedly controversial, move, Trump has decided not to pursue Clinton with a special federal prosecutor.
From The Daily Mail:
“Donald Trump will not sic federal investigators on Hillary Clinton once he’s in the White House.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior official on the Republican’s presidential campaign and now his transition team, told Morning Joe the president-elect has a lot on his mind and ‘things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them.’
‘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,’ Conway said.
Trump threatened Clinton with jail time and promised to appoint a special prosecutor to look into her deleted emails.
He likewise alleged that Clinton and her husband Bill used their charity for ‘criminal enterprise.’
‘Lock her up!’ became a rallying cry for Trump supporters attending his events.
The president-elect’s inner circle had doubted publicly that Trump would follow through, and the incoming president said himself in a 60 Minutes interview that he doesn’t want to ‘hurt’ Bill and Hillary.
‘They’re good people,’ he said.
Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that the president-elect will not pursue charges against his former White House opponent for her emails or the pay-for-play schemes he accused her of on the campaign trail.
A source with ‘direct knowledge’ of Trump’s plans shared the information, Brzezinski said on the program early Tuesday am. Trump feels Clinton has been ‘through enough,’ the source told the program.
Scarborough referenced Gerald Ford’s pardoning of Richard Nixon at the beginning of his term for charges associated with Watergate and observed that Trump ‘could say there are echos of 1974.’
‘But at the same time I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of members of the Trump base that are gonna be angry that he did this,’ he said.
The MSNBC host said: ‘You don’t want to go into a new year chasing somebody out of public life….It’s just not good for the country.'”
H/T: The Daily Mail