President-elect Donald Trump does not plan to pursue investigations into former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server. However questions surrounding the Clinton Foundation have not been let go.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski reported Tuesday morning. Brzezinski, quoting a “source with direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s thinking,” said the insider told the program that Trump feels Clinton has been “through enough.”
Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway soon confirmed the decision in an appearance on the show. “When the president tells you he doesn’t wish to pursue the charges, it sends a strong message,” Conway said. “I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Trump can help her heal, perhaps that’s a good thing.
However, Trump did tell Clinton, during a debate argument, that “you would be in jail,” after she said it was “good that somebody with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”Brzezinski pointed out that FBI Director James Comey reiterated its stance not to recommend charges against Clinton, but it still remains to be seen how Republican leaders will react. “Recall that House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said, ‘even before we get to day one, we have two years worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it’s not good.'”
Washington Post columnist and associate editor David Ignatius, also a member of the “Morning Joe” panel, said there are two reasons the decision makes sense:
“One, it’s not seemly for an incoming administration to seek to prosecute the actions of his rival in the election,” said Ignatius. “It’s what happens in banana republics, so there’s the optics.
“Secondly, and it’s important to stress this, and what [FBI Director James] Comey said remains operative, and attorneys I talk to say this is correct, and simply there are not facts in the case that would lead any reasonable prosecutor to bring a case.Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., now an MSNBC commentator and frequent panelist on the show, said the move means the Clinton fight is “over” and Trump is ready to “move on to policy and the recommendations he’s going to make for the nomination.
What all these talking heads are discussing is a President Trump overstepping his role. It is not up to the president to make a decision to prosecute Hillary Clinton or not. It is up to the This is up to the Attorney General to bring charges after an investigation where all the facts are found and clear. I don’t even care what President Elect Trump says now concerning this because all he can give is an opinion about the matter. It will be up to the new attorney general to make that decision. PERIOD.
This is why these investigations must continue because there are people in high places protecting these people in high places.