He’s not wasting any time breaking promises to the people who got him elected.
One of the key talking points Donald Trump held throughout the contentious 2016 presidential campaign was his disapproval for the way Hillary Clinton handled confidential emails. During the 2nd presidential debate in October, Trump vowed to commission a special investigation into the email issue. Clinton responded, saying it was a good thing he wasn’t president. Trump’s quick quip retort, “Because you would be in jail,” became a lightning rod for Trump supporters, who would taunt Secretary of State through the campaign with chants of “lock her up.”
“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.” – Donald Trump, 2nd Presidential Debate, October 9, 2016
But today, MSNBC is reporting, that Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to get to the bottom of the email controversy once and for all, will not happen. There will be no further investigation into Mrs. Clinton, her private email server, or the Clinton Charitable Foundation because according to Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump feels the former Secretary of State “has been through enough.”
Trump hinted at the possibility of his decision earlier this month in an interview with 60 Minutes.
“I’m going to think about it … I don’t want to hurt them.”
In other words: Trump’s accusations were bogus. He knew they were bogus, but loved the anger it caused in his followers and exploited it opportunistically.
This morning, in an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the President-elect “doesn’t wish to pursue these charges.” She also stated that Trump hopes Congress will follow his lead and “forgo” additional Clinton investigations.
Before wrapping up the interview, Conway said Mrs. Clinton must still “fact the fact” that “a majority of Americans” don’t consider her “honest or trustworthy,” adding that if President-elect Trump “can help her heal,” that’ it’s “a good thing to do.”
It should also be noted that save for torching the Constitution and declaring a dictatorship, there is literally nothing Trump could do from the White House to “charge” Clinton with anything. As former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau pointed out.
It is dangerous to let people think the President decides who gets prosecuted in our criminal justice system. Stop fucking doing it.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 22, 2016
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