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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue investigations against his former Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, over her use of a private email server while secretary of state or her family’s charity, MSNBC said in a report that a Trump senior adviser did not dispute.

During their bitter presidential campaign, the Republican Trump vowed to jail Clinton and crowds at his rallies chanted “Lock her up.” He now believes she “has been through enough,” MSNBC reported on Tuesday, citing an unidentified source.

Addressing the report in an interview with MSNBC, senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway did not deny it and indicated it was correct.

“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 said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program.

During the campaign, opinion polls found that many Americans did not find Clinton trustworthy. Trump’s poll ratings were consistently even lower.

The FBI investigated Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, concluding earlier this year that her actions were careless but that there were no grounds for bringing charges.

The Clinton Foundation charity has also been scrutinized for donations it received while she led the State Department.

Clinton acknowledged her use of a private email server was a mistake and denied links between foundation donors and her work as secretary of state. There has been no evidence that foreign donors to the foundation obtained favors from the State Department while Clinton headed it.

Congress can pursue its own investigations regardless of whether Trump opts to appoint a special prosecutor, as he vowed during the campaign.

U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has said he will continue investigating Clinton’s use of a private server.

Conway indicated Trump would frown on that.

“When the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party now, tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message – tone and content – to the members,” Conway said on MSNBC.

The New York businessman has been holding meetings since his Nov. 8 election victory to build his administration and fill senior posts before he takes office on Jan. 20.

“He’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sounds like the campaign aren’t among them,” Conway said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump abruptly canceled a meeting with The New York Times, a newspaper he has frequently criticized, complaining on Twitter about coverage he deemed inaccurate and a “nasty tone.”

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told reporters hours later the meeting was still on.

On Monday Trump met with television anchors and news industry executives and reporters in a session The Washington Post described as a contentious but generally respectful.

Trump singled out reporting of his campaign by CNN and NBC that he considered to be unfair, the Post said, citing four participants at the meeting in New York.

Trump, who has never previously held public office, was quick to bristle at unflattering news coverage during the campaign, even as he remained accessible to certain reporters, including several from the Times.

“I canceled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice,” Trump said in an early morning Twitter post.

“Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!” Trump wrote in a second post.

A spokeswoman for the Times said the newspaper was not aware the meeting was canceled until Trump’s tweet, issued at about 6:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT).

Trump has not held a news conference to talk about his priorities since his election, although on Monday he issued a short video message on his plans for his first days in office.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Frances Kerry)

IMAGE: Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listen to a question from a member of the audience during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Saul Loeb

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88 responses to “Don’t Lock Her Up? Conway Confirms Trump Won’t Pursue Clinton Probes On Email, Charity”

  1. BDD1951 says:

    I was kind of hoping he would. I wanted to see her lawyers tear his attorney general apart.

    • Godzilla says:

      He don’t have to do anything, the FBI has been on it since Summer. Not of his doing and HRC will rot in prison where she belongs.

      • ceekee says:

        trump just paid 25 million dollars to get out of the trump university racket. He should be in jail for racketeering. He will pay off several more law suits before this is over because he is a crook plain as the nose on your face. Hillary will never go to jail because she is innocent so please do hold your breath waiting. It must be miserable living with all that hatefulness inside you.

        • Godzilla says:

          After Hillary and the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from Russia, she sold 20% of all US uranium assets to them. Screw you and your pathetic lies. She’s a felon and it will be proven in court in the years to come.

          • iamproteus says:

            Trump won’t pursue charges against Hillary because he knows he has nothing that will hold up in court. He may be many unpleasant things but he’s not stupid like so many of his clueless followers such as you, tbs,Samaras and Otto (not a complete list but I’m sure you get my drift).

          • Thoughtopsy says:

            “Trump’s claim is a reductive version of his source material’s findings and runs into several problems.

            First, the State Department did approve of Russia’s gradual takeover of a company with significant U.S. uranium assets, but it didn’t act unilaterally. State was one of nine government agencies, not to mention independent federal and state nuclear regulators, that had to sign off on the deal.

            Second, while nine people related to the company did donate to the Clinton Foundation, it’s unclear whether they were still involved in the company by the time of the Russian deal and stood to benefit from it.

            Third, most of their Clinton Foundation donations occurred before and during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, before she could have known she would become secretary of state.

            The bottom line: While the connections between the Clinton Foundation and the Russian deal may appear fishy, there’s simply no proof of any quid pro quo.”

            link: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jun/30/donald-trump/donald-trump-inaccurately-suggests-clinton-got-pai/

            You’re a sad, willfully ignorant, intellectually lazy mark… and Trump has conned you so good.

          • idamag says:

            And trump’s Nazi backers are still out there gloating.

        • Mama Bear says:

          unbelievable. here’s the math:
          5000 defrauded students @ $35,000 each = $175 million.
          Lawsuit settled for $25 million. Trump walked away with $150 million. Who’s a crook and should be locked up again?

        • Jon says:

          The thoroughly debunked “Clinton Cash” and National Inquirer are the troll’s resources. That’s why he keeps spitting lies already proven to be lies. Don’t forget that the pedophile has a hearing in his rape case in December. Now that the Trump Foundation has been shown to be a criminal enterprise used to enrich Trump and to evade income tax, he may be so busy running to court and serving prison sentences he won’t be able to do as much damage as he has threatened to do.

    • jmprint says:

      There is nothing there that’s why the drop. Trump doesn’t have compassion and the FBI will be too busy putting their cracked house in order.

  2. Kris says:

    Kelly Anne is one of the biggest liars of them all. She will just have to face the fact that the majority of Americans view her as a huge liar–just like her boss.

  3. Godzilla says:

    Trump doesn’t have to pursue anything with Clinton because the FBI stated this past summer that their are 4 separate investigations ongoing and not expected to be finished until Spring/Summer 2018. Trump has to do nothing and that bitch will still end up in prison, where she should rot until her death.

    • jmprint says:

      Only in your dark dreams.

    • ceekee says:

      You’re a very sick person

      • Godzilla says:

        If expecting justice to be served is sick, then I’m the Liberal Left’s cancer, and I love it. Screw Hillary, that nasty bitch should rot in jail, period.

        • yabbed says:

          You’re blocked, Godzilla. Your posts are ludicrously ungrammatical and your Trump like crude language is offensive to decent people. And, on top of that, you’re a moron.

          • Godzilla says:

            Cool, exactly what I want.

          • Godzilla says:

            Whoops, I’m still here loser. Don’t like it when you get treated like you and your ilk have treated people for years do you? Payback is coming hard and often.

          • Thoughtopsy says:

            We’ll be here… laughing as Trump screws you over.
            All you little conned Cons.

            He’s already started.
            Your whining is almost going to be as loud as his.

        • Thoughtopsy says:

          Your justice is Pick the Crime, then keep investigating and digging until you can make the noose fit.

          You have the same understanding of justice as a hamster.

    • johninPCFL says:

      Even Trump realizes that there’s no “there” there.
      Get over it. You lost this one.

      • Godzilla says:

        He’s playing the long game to make sure Obama don’t pardon her. It’s long from over Skippy. remember, Ya’ll thought Trump couldn’t win and now he’s the President elect. Your the losers and your pathetic agenda has been rejected. Go back under the rock you slithered from.

        • johninPCFL says:

          Your reptile brain apparently can’t consider anything other than your last thought. Maybe spend a few minutes and research “Ford pardoned Nixon”. There you’ll find that the president can pardon a person for any crimes committed, whether charged or not.
          Agent Orange just sold you out, again. You’ll realize that later.

          • Godzilla says:

            It was never challenged in court……next time. Didn’t learn from the election, still overconfident. Dumbass!

          • johninPCFL says:

            Sorry, no. Just insurance against the Emperor’s temper.
            Maybe you didn’t learn anything? He’s so thin skinned that we’ll be in WWIII before June unless they take his phone away again.

          • Godzilla says:

            Your so brainwashed you should seek help. A President can’t convict anyone of anything, we do actually have a thing called jury’s. Your fears are unwarranted, but fed to you by the idiots that you read here. Try thinking for yourself and getting some better info. The National Inquirer is more accurate that this rag.

          • johninPCFL says:

            Then why’d Bannon and Conway take his phone away? Were they also “brainwashed”? No. They recognized him for the thin-skinned, tyrannical egomaniac that he is. Once he has the nuke codes, he will threaten to launch on anyone that looks sideways at him. He’s a schoolyard bully that never got his comeuppance.

          • Thoughtopsy says:

            There’s also this thing called “Intent” and this other thing called “Evidence”.

            You have neither.
            After years of investigations.
            Nothing.
            Nada.
            Zero.

          • idamag says:

            He was a high school football player. He once gave that as his credentials for intelligence. He used to have his picture on his avatar. There is very little space between his eyebrows and his hairline.

    • Thoughtopsy says:

      It’s amazing how you think that the Clintons are such amazing masterminds that they can be investigated for literally YEARS by hostile Republican stooges intent on finding anything at all… and Hillary then be investigated 8 times for crimes around Benghazi…. and then investigated by the FBI for a ridiculous “crime” of using a private email server (when Powell used friggin AOL Mail)…. and all of this find nothing at all.

      But… somehow… you know that there’s something there to find.

      I have a question for you.
      Do you think if the Democrats investigated a random Republican with his mouth in the trough… let’s say Mitch McConnell for example… to the exact same degree… years of pulling apart every last thing he’d ever done… Do you think they’d find something on him? Something illegal… or they could make look illegal?
      What about Chris Christie? The New Jersey Sewer Politician?

      And that’s the funniest thing. No Republican would stand up to 1 week of the same degree of scrutiny and there be nothing to show for it. Hastert was a pedo… Gingrich was a moral slimeball… Cheney was a war profiteer (uncharged as yet)… Bush was cuplable for 9/11, 75 Embassy deaths, and the Iraq war (of the wrong country, on zero evidence) causing 4,000 American deaths (uncharged)… and so on.

      But you… senior pinhead… believe that after years of this and coming up with squat… somehow she’s still guilty.

      There’s a term for those who pre-judge guilt, then twist the facts to fit.
      You’d fit right in among Putin’s government. Or Egypt’s.
      Bravo.

    • FireBaron says:

      Actually, we plan on remaining behind to try to save our country from the unconstitutional depredations that Teflon Donnie, and the Koch lackeys in charge of the House and Senate will attempt. We will fight you in the courts, but once you take the fighting to the streets, you will discover just how many of us Liberals are willing to take you on and beat you.

      • idamag says:

        I am fighting right up until I am dragged into the concentration camp and forced to wear a green triangle. Wasn’t green for political prisoners who dared to speak out against the status quo?

  4. Mama Bear says:

    Picture this: Early Christmas morning…4:55 AM EST…President Obama sneaks down to the Oval in his PJs and while all through the House (and Senate) not a creature is stirring….he quietly appoints Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court. Would that just make your holiday merry?

    • Godzilla says:

      You should read the Constitution before making a fool yourself>

      The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen
      during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at
      the End of their next Session.

      The next session expires Jan 2nd. Nice try.

    • idamag says:

      Yes,, but the fascists would not hold hearings.

  5. yabbed says:

    Ha. The Trump lawyers just filed for the Trump Foundation with the IRS and they admitted on the filing that he had misused the “charitable” foundation assets to benefit himself. Check all the boxes that made him a fraud. Of course, he’s not going to do anything to Hillary Clinton. He’s going to be the one who gets locked up.

    • Godzilla says:

      More fake Liberal news.

      • yabbed says:

        There is none so blind as he who will not see.

        The filings are online. Google them.

        • Godzilla says:

          Then link them. That’s what normal people do.

          • Thoughtopsy says:

            Why bother. You won’t read them.
            Do your own research.
            Maybe there’s an outside chance rational thought and intellectual curiosity will become a habit.

            What your answer highlights to me is this:
            You just commented on something (“More fake Liberal News”) without doing the bare minimum of research.
            ….Like a 5 second Google search level of bare minimum.

            What a fool.

          • idamag says:

            How would that low information, case of arrested development know what normal people do?

        • Jon says:

          Apparently the troll can’t use google and would be too lazy to do it even if he could. He certainly knows that Trump promised Hillary months ago that he would never appoint a special prosecutor to pursue further investigation of her alleged corruption.

      • Thoughtopsy says:

        It’s funny every time you pretend to know something.
        You know there are actual facts out there, right?
        You know you can go find them without listening to Fox News, right?

    • Jon says:

      The Trump Foundation has been shown to be nothing more than an ongoing criminal enterprise.

      • idamag says:

        And he settled out of court on the so-called trump university thing.

        • Jon says:

          Apparently they let him settle without admitting wrongdoing as part of the settlement. That’s okay. Everyone with an ounce of common sense knows that a conman who says he never settles would not settle for $25 million if he wasn’t guilty as sin.

  6. TMZ1928 says:

    Hillary should have been preparing for her trial these past few months, not running for president.

    • FireBaron says:

      Yep. Just like Teflon Donnie should have been preparing for the Trump U and Statutory Rape trials. Instead, he campaigned then had to pay off the Trump U plaintiffs. Let’s see how he handles the SR situation.

      • InformedVoter says:

        It would appear that you have not heard that the poor woman who filed the charges (already dismissed twice in California) has recanted and now says she made up the story. The $25 million settlement admits no wrong doing and was done so President Trump (doesn’t that sound wonderful!) could focus on other, more important aspects of his legacy.

  7. clemans says:

    kellyanne is the one who needs to heal, from the heart and mind outward.

  8. Jon says:

    President-elect Pedophile will be too busy with his rape trial to waste time harassing Hillary. Now that the Trump Foundation has been shown to be an ongoing criminal enterprise used to enrich Trump and evade taxes, Trump will be so tied up with court hearings and serving prison sentences he may not be able to do as much damage as he has threatened to do.

    • InformedVoter says:

      I guess you have not heard that the poor woman who filed the charges (already dismissed twice in California), has recanted and said she made up the entire story.

      • Jon says:

        Oh yeah low information voter. That has nothing to do with President-elect Pedophile’s rape case hearing this December. Get informed.

        • InformedVoter says:

          Then how do you explain these links?
          Nothing but low information and a closed mind. That’s typical for liberals. Read ’em and weep! Besides, if the case ever did go forward, it would be for money damages only. The judge, when she moved the date to after the election made that perfectly clear that “no criminal charges would result from the case”. The woman clearly was in it for the $. When her case got thrown out in California, the second time, the judge ordered her to pay all court costs. She claimed she only had $300 to her name. So the judge vacated that part of the judgment. Just looking for $.
          Try viewing a site other than MSNBC – oh, even they acknowledge the case has been dismissed.
          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3894806/Woman-alleged-raped-Donald-Trump-13-Jeffrey-Epstein-sex-party-DROPS-case-casting-doubt-truth-claims.html
          http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/11/07/trump-accuser-lied-hillary-clintons-anticipated-knock-out-punch-against-trump-died/

          • Jon says:

            I would never watch a right wing propaganda channel like MSNBC. BTW the case is set for a status hearing this December. Get a clue.

          • idamag says:

            Nazi propaganda sites. Sites that already fit the hateful. scared, and angry neo Nazis agenda.

          • Jon says:

            Yes. I have legitimate sites that say Trump’s status hearing in his rape case is set for December 16th. UninformedTroll keeps denying the truth. I can’t penetrate the thick curtain of ignorance that surrounds him.

          • InformedVoter says:

            The poor woman has verified that she lied. Her lawyers want to have the case dismissed. The liberal news media have dropped all stories on this case.
            However, the judge, who is already upset with her lawyers, is going forward with the status hearing in December. The judge has already rebuked her lawyers twice, once when the hearing was set for mid-December. The second time was when they were told ONLY civil actions would be considered. The reason the judge has not dropped the case is so that at the status hearing, her lawyers will be slapped with hefty court costs since the woman has no money. Her lawyers are trying desperately to have the case dismissed before the Dec. date.
            Beside, as has already been shown, ONLY civil damage charges will be considered. NO CRIMINAL charges can be made. The judge has already ruled TWICE on that portion.

          • InformedVoter says:

            MSNBC a right wing propaganda channel? What have you been smoking?
            The status hearing is so that the judge can hit her lawyers with hefty court costs, since the woman has no money. Since she’s admitted the story was a hoax, her lawyers have been trying to get the case dismissed. They are going to get really hammered by the judge.
            And lest you forget, ONLY civil charges can be considered.
            Perhaps you SHOULD start looking at some reliable news sources.

          • Jon says:

            LOL. You may be the dumbest, most uniformed troll to post here. Believe whatever you want to believe in fairyland.

  9. Thoughtopsy says:

    He’s starting to browbeat the Press.
    “Whhhaaaaaaaaa Your coverage of me is unfair…. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”

    Won’t be long now.

  10. FireBaron says:

    I find it amusing that our President-Elect just realized that Congress is not his personal staff or Board of Directors and him trying to tell them what to do or not to do can be considered “executive overreach”. Now, if that was Barak Obama, the impeachment proceedings would have started immediately. Because it is Teflon Donnie and the Republican-controlled House, he will get a free ride.

  11. bojimbo26 says:

    I presume his tax returns are still being audited ?

  12. idamag says:

    For a secret organization, Comey seems to have a cozy relationship with trump in that he already knows trump is not going to take action against the Clintons.

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