President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue an investigation against Hillary Clinton, MSNBC’s Morning Joe confirmed today, the Daily Beast reports.
Despite encouraging his supporters to chant “Lock her up” and his “Crooked Hillary” nickname for Clinton, Trump will back off his campaign promise to further probe the ex-secretary of State over her private email server. Trump’s campaign manager and senior transition adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed the change to the cable-news talk show.
“When the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party now, tells you even before he’s inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content to the members,” she told the MSNBC hosts. Conway additionally suggested that Trump could “help [Clinton] heal” her image of being dishonest and untrustworthy, and that the president-elect is “thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them.”