After months of campaign rallies that included Donald Trump followers chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!" and declaring in clear language that if elected he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton for breaking the law, it looks like Trump Nation is going to be very disappointed.
During an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway explained Trump would not be pursuing a Hillary Clinton investigation.
When asked if the announcement would be enough to convince Congressional Republicans from attempting their own investigation, Conway demurred.
“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 that, in light of Hillary's campaign defeat, Trump's decision to not investigate was a benevolent gesture.
“If Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing to do,” Conway added, saying Clinton “still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy.”
Or - maybe - Trump knew all along Hillary has done nothing illegal, and he only used the insinuation as a way to fuel opposition against his opponent throughout the campaign.
Conway also alluded to the idea that perhaps other campaign promises were not going to materialize.
“I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them.”
Source tells @Morning_Joe Trump won't pursue Clinton investigations; @KellyannePolls responds: "it sends a very strong message" to Congress pic.twitter.com/JiN0AAzXdU— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) November 22, 2016