Trump team won’t pursue charges against Hillary Clinton

US President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue a further investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, to help her “heal”, his spokeswoman has said.

His adviser said Mr Trump would not appoint a special prosecutor to look into the former Secretary of State, as he had pledged during campaigning.

Later, Mr Trump said a fresh inquiry was not off the table, but he didn’t want to “hurt the Clintons”.

The FBI cleared Mrs Clinton, but criticised her private email server.

Mr Trump had threatened during his campaign to “jail” Mrs Clinton, and at rallies his supporters often chanted: “Lock her up!”

Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC that “when the president-elect… tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message – tone and content”.

“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

His adviser said Mr Trump would not appoint a special prosecutor to look into the former Secretary of State, as he had pledged during campaigning.

Democrats also attacked Mr Trump for even having suggested in the first place that he could pursue charges against Mrs Clinton.

“That’s not how this works,” US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted. “In our democracy, the President doesn’t decide who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t.”

Democrats also attacked Mr Trump for even having suggested in the first place that he could pursue charges against Mrs Clinton.

“That’s not how this works,” US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted. “In our democracy, the President doesn’t decide who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t.”

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(Source:bbc.com)
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