Trump adviser says Trump won’t pursue Clinton investigation

WASHINGTON — A top adviser to Donald Trump is suggesting that the president-elect is going to help Hillary Clinton “heal” and not pursue a probe of her private email server.

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.”

Days earlier, Trump told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he wants to think about whether to look more into Clinton’s homebrew email server. “I don’t want to hurt them,” Trump said of the Clintons at the time.

Now Conway says that, “if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing.”

The FBI earlier this month reiterated its stance that it would not prosecute Clinton. Still, Trump had said in presidential debates that Clinton “would be in jail” if he were elected, and “Lock her up” was a frequent chant at Trump rallies over the summer and fall.

House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has said that House Republicans have enough material for “two years of hearings” on Clinton. While Conway couldn’t say what they’ll do, she said that as president-elect as well as head of the Republican Party by virtue of his position, Trump “sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members.”

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