(WFLA/AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said he will not push for further investigations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to her private email server or the Clinton Foundation, a top adviser has announced.
Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC on Tuesday that Trump is setting a tone for congressional Republicans by refraining from calling for more investigations. She says that “he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges.”
Tuesday, Conway said Clinton “still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy,” but added that “if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing to do.”
Trump’s decision breaks a major campaign promise. At the second presidential debate in early October, Trump threatened Clinton, saying that “if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
Trump during the campaign vowed to put his Democratic presidential rival “in jail” over the matter. “Lock her up” was a common chant at his campaign rallies.