President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue an investigation into Hillary Clinton, NBC are reporting.
During his election campaign Trump promised to set up an inquiry into Clinton’s alleged criminal activity.
FBI Director James Comey has told Congress that a new investigation by his agency of Hillary Clinton’s private email server has not unearthed any information that would warrant any charges being brought against the Democratic candidate.
Saying that his team “has been working around the clock,” studying emails on a laptop belonging to the husband of an aide of Hillary Clinton’s, Comey claimed the review of the additional material “from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation” did not change the investigators’ previous conclusion regarding Clinton’s email practices.
New Comey letter: FBI has not changed its conclusion regarding Clinton use of personal email server pic.twitter.com/IdKT1gweMf
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 6, 2016
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 22, 2016
BREAKING NEWS on @Morning_Joe regarding CLINTON INVESTIGATIONS.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 22, 2016
Host Joe Scarborough made the announcement on NBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Tuesday.
A show source, described as having “direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s thinking,” quoted Trump as saying Clinton had “been through enough.”
I missed this? Where is the source? Please link an actual story. pic.twitter.com/sns9LhVCu8
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) November 22, 2016
Regarding the Clinton email scandal, Trump had previously said he would instruct the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the issue if elected.
This attitude appeared to ease since his election with Trump praising his opponent on ‘60 Minutes’.
Of Clinton’s phone call to concede defeat on election night, Trump said: “She couldn’t have been nicer. She just said, ‘congratulations, Donald. Well done.’ And I said, ‘I want to thank you very much, you were a great competitor.’ She is very strong. And very smart.”
During his campaign he had called Clinton a “nasty woman” with “tremendous hate in her heart.” Allegations of criminal activity relating to her use of a private email server were central to his attacks on her.