“I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party…tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content,” she said.
The move is a significant break from Trump’s campaign rhetoric, which included a warning that if he were president he’d get his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her behavior. In the second presidential debate he quipped to Clinton that if he was president: “you’d be in jail.”
Cries of “lock her up” were a common feature at Trump’s campaign rallies.
Conway also indicated that there were a number of things Trump was looking at as president-elect that may differ from his campaign rhetoric.
“Look, 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 aren’t among them,” she added.
Trump’s decision not to pursue charges against Clinton would not prevent congressional Republicans from opening investigations and referring them to the Justice Department for charges.