Never mind! President-elect Donald Trump‘s administration will not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server, former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday, November 22.
“I think when the president-elect … 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 the members [of the Republican party],” she explained during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Conway, 49, who is now a senior adviser on Trump’s transition team, also said that the real estate mogul, 70, wants “to move beyond the issues of the campaign.”
Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton shake hands prior to the start of the presidential debate at Hofstra University Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, NY.
As previously reported, Trump threatened to “get a special prosecutor” to reopen the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of her family’s private email server during her time as secretary of state. He often referred to his Democratic rival, 69, as “Crooked Hillary” as his supporters chanted “Lock her up!” at campaign rallies. (Trump also jabbed at the second debate that Clinton would “be in jail” if he were president.)
“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 continued on Morning Joe. “I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them.”
Earlier this month, the incoming POTUS hinted that he might not go through with an investigation against Clinton during a postelection interview on 60 Minutes. “I’m going to think about it,” he told CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl on November 13. “I don’t want to hurt [the Clintons]. They’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them.”
Back in July, FBI Director James Comey recommended that no charges be filed against Clinton. The agency later looked into newly discovered emails in October, days ahead of Election Day, but Comey stated that the FBI had not changed its earlier conclusion.