Morning Joe: Trump Administration Won’t Pursue Investigations of Clinton

• November 22, 2016 6:52 am


President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue investigations of Hillary Clinton regarding her email server scandal and the Clinton Foundation when his administration begins, Morning Joe reported on Tuesday.

"A source with direct knowledge of Donald Trump's thinking tells Morning Joe that in his administration, the president-elect will not pursue any investigations into Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server and the Clinton Foundation," co-host Mika Brzezinski said to open the broadcast. "The source tells Morning Joe that Trump feels Clinton has, quote, been through enough."

Host Joe Scarborough said Trump "absolutely" had no interest in such probes of Clinton.

During their contentious election battle, Trump made repeated issue of Clinton's private email server scandal and allegations of pay-for-play corruption regarding her State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Oftentimes, his rally crowds chanted "Lock her up!"

During their second presidential debate, Trump said he would get his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to look into her "lies" and "deception." He added Clinton would be in "jail" if he was the president.

In a 60 Minutes interview shortly after being elected, Trump said he would "think about it" when asked whether he would still appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton's conduct.

FBI Director James Comey announced over the summer that the agency would not recommend charges against Clinton for her server use and potential mishandling of classified information, and after a brief reopening of the probe, announced again in November that she was cleared.

As late as days before Election Day, reports of turmoil within the FBI over the investigation into the Clinton Foundation became a key facet of the presidential campaign.