Investigate Hillary Clinton
Current Status: BrokenAs of
"But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re gonna have a special prosecutor."
- Donald Trump, Second Presidential Debate, 9 Oct 2016
Also from the second debate:
Clinton: "...it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."
Trump: "Because you would be in jail."
Since the election, Trump has softened his tone on the prospect of prosecuting Hillary Clinton. In a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times in November 2016, Trump said he doesn’t “want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”
His campaign adviser Kellyanne Conway was more definitive when she told MSNBC that the president-elect hopes Congress will forgo further investigations of Clinton. “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 [of Congress]"
Finally, in a speech given in Grand Rapids, MI, in December 2016, Trump said to a crowd chanting "lock her up," "That plays great before the election -- now we don't care, right?" Trump has been known to change his mind almost on a whim, but given the intensity with which he pushed the Clinton scandal during the campaign, contrasted with his utter ambivalence after the election, we are inclined to call this a broken promise.