Donald Trump in a latest statement said that he will not pursue a further investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, to help her “heal from the loss”
A Trump spokeswoman said he would back down from his pledge to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the former Secretary of State.
Mr. Trump had threatened to “jail” Mrs. Clinton over her emails forgery, and at his rallies, his supporters often chanted “Lock her up!”
FBI Director James Comey cleared Ms. Clinton of any wrongdoings. Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC morning show host Joe Scarborough: “I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party now, Joe, 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.
“And 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.
During the Presidential campaign, opinion polls found that many Americans did not find Clinton dependable as President after her Email Goof up.
The FBI investigated Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was the secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, concluding earlier this year that her actions were careless but that there were no grounds for bringing charges.
Clinton admitted that her use of a private email server was a blunder and denied any links between foundation donors and her work as secretary of state. There has been no evidence that foreign donors to the foundation obtained favors from the State Department when Clinton was in head-in-charge.
Congress can continue its own investigations regardless of whether Trump opts to appoint a special prosecutor, as he vowed during the campaign.
However, Democrats also attacked Mr. Trump for even suggesting in the first place that he would pursue charges against Mrs. Clinton.
“That’s not how this works. In our democracy, the President doesn’t decide who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t,” US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted.