President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team gave motion on Tuesday that his administration will not continue the promise to further investigations of Hillary Clinton, backing off a promise on the campaign trail to designate a special counsel to investigate his Democratic rival's secret email setup as secretary of state.
Mr. Trump, who branded his opponent' Crooked Hillary' and said she would go to prison if he were president, said in an interview with reporters and editors according to the New York Times. He also explained that he was no longer interested in pursuing Mrs. Clinton, in part because he wanted to heal the wounds of a heated campaign.
"I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious," Mr. Trump said during the interview reported by Washington Times.
His one eighty flip on prosecuting Mrs. Clinton was particularly notable given the immense role the issue played during the presidential campaign, in which her use of a private email server as secretary of state became a noteworthy theme, and one she has blamed for her loss to Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump said he wanted to move on from the subject. Without elaborating, he said that there are people who would do things perhaps a reference to the F.B.I. or Republicans who might continue to press on conducting legal proceedings in the email or foundation cases. But the president-elect made clear that he would not seek to continue the investigation himself nor make it a priority after he takes the oath for office.
In another turn around from his campaign eloquence Mr. Trump told the newspaper one thing in particular according to an article on Jobs & Hire. That is he would keep an open mind on the subject of climate change and the role human activity plays in rising global temperatures.