…isn’t the question. The question is if someone said this, and who it supposedly was.
From the New York Post:
Trump won’t pursue charges against Clinton
President-elect Donald Trump won’t subject Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry — instead, he’ll help her heal, his spokeswoman said Tuesday. “I think when the president-elect who’s also the head of your party … 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,” Kellyanne Conway told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who first reported that the president-elect would not pursue his campaign pledge to “lock up” Clinton, his Democratic opponent.
Except the MSNBC link doesn’t say that. The talking heads simply say that an unnamed “source” said that Trump has no interest in pursuing an investigation of Clinton’s email usage or foundation. No names in that link, no mention of “healing.”
Does anyone have a better source for this apparent 180 on Trump’s part?
Added: Breitbart has a better video link.
“I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content to the members,” Conway said. “And I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that the majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest and trustworthy. But if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that is a good thing. Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he is preparing to become president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them.”
So it sounds like Conway’s saying that Trump told her he isn’t interested in pursuing charges, but the whole bit about “healing” is her own thought. Now I’d like to see an actual statement from the Trumpster himself saying yea or nay.
But his transition team saying stuff like this…
It’s almost as if he’s deliberately reversing the one thing that got a lot of doubters to vote for him, juts before the Electoral College votes, to torpedo his real election.
I agree with this decision for the same reason I agree with the pardon of Nixon.
It is a distraction from the important work he could be doing. It’s damaging and embarrassing to Americans to push the issue, and seems partisan, perhaps driving a rift between those still on the fence and those not.
The only downside is that Hillary won’t face punishment but let’s get real for a second.
She wouldn’t anyway.
Besides, this would set a troubling precedent, so I’m just glad it is going away now.
Let’s focus on fixing an issue that matters, like my health insurance costs tripling since we decided to pass a bill so we could figure out what’s in it.