On Tuesday morning, MSNBC reported that sources inside President-elect Donald Trump’s camp indicated that the president-elect wasn’t going to seriously pursue prosecuting his former presidential rival.
For months, Trump fans called for the arrest of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and chanted “lock her up” at their presidential hopeful’s rallies. Trump fed into this anger from his fan base and promised that a special prosecutor would be appointed to take down the former Secretary of State.
Well, it looks like that’s not going to happen.
After Tuesday’s report from MSNBC, some of Trump’s supporters expressed dismay that it seemed their bloodlust would go unsatisfied.
“BROKEN PROMISE,” said a headline from Trump supporting conservative website Breitbart.
Later on Tuesday, writers and editors from the New York Times participated in a discussion with Trump and asked him to clarify his current position about prosecuting Secretary Clinton.
“Trump says ‘no’ when asked if he is taking investigations off the table for Clintons but adds he doesn’t want to ‘hurt the Clintons,'” writer Maggie Haberman reported from the meeting.
Mike Grynbaum added that Trump was “pressed” on the issue and didn’t entirely rule it out.
“Trump is pressed if he has definitively ruled out prosecuting Hillary Clinton. ‘It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about.'”