Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Donald Trump has decided that he won't seek criminal investigations related to Hillary Clinton's private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said Tuesday. Trump's apparent decison, conveyed by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, is a change from his campaign rhetoric, in which he issued incendiary calls for a special prosecutor to reopen the FBI's closed investigation of Clinton's use of a private server while secretary of state and had also urged investigations of allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation. He nicknamed the Democratic nominee "Crooked Hillary" and encouraged chants of "Lock her up!" at his rallies.
Trump's decision to pursue or not pursue a criminal investigation from the Oval Office would be an extraordinary break with political and legal protocol, which holds that the attorney general and FBI make decisions on whether to conduct investigations and file charges, free of pressure from the president.
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