While it’s no surprise the mainstream media went bonkers because President Trump recently suggested that Congress and the Justice Department should be investigating Hillary Clinton, the email scandal and her ties to Russia, it’s very disappointing to hear so many “conservatives” repeating the lie that Donald Trump said he would put an end to further investigations and possible prosecution of the Clintons. So just to set the record straight, Donald Trump never said he wouldn’t ask for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton because he didn’t want to hurt the Clintons or that they shouldn’t be investigated or prosecuted. In fact, he very clearly did NOT say that, so here’s what Donald Trump actually said when asked if he’d ask for a special prosecutor or try to put Hillary Clinton in jail. Even though we’d never know it based on the misleading reports from virtually all media sources, President-elect Trump’s response to that question was in fact, “Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do…I’m going to think about it.” What, “I’m going to think about it?” That’s certainly not “No, I’m not going to do that!” Trump went on to say that he wants to focus on jobs, healthcare, the border and immigration…to get the country straightened away. And when confronted about things he said about Hillary Clinton during the campaign, President Trump even said, “She did some bad things…I mean, she did some bad things.” Then when incredulously pressed again about actually asking for a special prosecutor, President-elect Trump repeatedly said he didn’t want to hurt the Clintons, even saying they’re good people, but went on to say, “I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do 60 Minutes together.” So it’s a bald faced lie to say President Trump said he wasn’t going to ask for a special prosecutor regarding the Clinton email scandal in that 60 Minutes interview! He is a naturally compassionate man and doesn’t personally want to hurt the Clintons, who were his personal friends for many years. In fact, even though there are many instances of Donald Trump singing the praises of both Bill and Hillary Clinton on YouTube, that doesn’t mean he had to turn a blind eye to the laws they broke while she was Secretary of State. As we all know, it’s possible to have an opinion about someone or something that changes with the passing of time and events, so it’s no wonder that Donald Trump’s opinion of the Clintons changed in light of their undeniable criminal activities and corruption related to Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation.
For instance, when President-elect Trump said he didn’t want to hurt the Clintons and acknowledged that they’ve also suffered through the recent scandals and by losing the election, he was extending an olive branch in hopes of healing a very divided nation and moving on to deal with the serious issues facing our country. But in response, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats rejected his gesture and actively started working to undermine and destroy his presidency as pointed out in this segment on Fox Business.
Unfortunately, despite their own transcripts proving otherwise, The New York Times did their best to mislead Donald Trump’s supporters and separate them from the President in this article from November 22, 2016 by stating, “President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday that he had no intention of pressing for an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server or the financial operations of her family’s foundation, dropping the “lock her up” pledge that became a rallying cry for his campaign for the White House.” First, “lock her up” was not a “pledge” from candidate Donald Trump; rather his supporters often chanted that at his rallies. Secondly, when very specifically asked and pressed about that, President-elect Donald Trump literally responded with “NO” as shown in the actual transcript of the full interview. Arthur Sulzberger Jr. (The New York Times publisher) asked, “If I could interject, we had a good conversation there, you and I, and it was off the record, but there was nothing secret, just wanted to make sure. The idea of looking forward was one of the themes that you were saying. That we need to now get past the election, right?” Then Matthew Purdy (deputy managing editor) said, “So you’re definitively taking that off the table? The investigation?” And VERY CLEARLY and UNAMBIGUOUSLY, Donald Trump replied, “No, but the question was asked.” Purdy clarified and interjected (presumably as Trump was already answering the question), “About the emails and the foundation?” And President-elect Trump continued, “No, no, but it’s just not something that I feel very strongly about. I feel very strongly about health care. I feel very strongly about an immigration bill that I think even the people in this room can be happy. You know, you’ve been talking about immigration bills for 50 years and nothing’s ever happened. I feel very strongly about an immigration bill that’s fair and just and a lot of other things. There are a lot of things I feel strongly about. I’m not looking to look back and go through this. This was a very painful period. This was a very painful election with all of the email things and all of the foundation things and all of the everything that they went through and the whole country went through.” So once again, Donald Trump never said he’d stop future investigations or the prosecution of the Clintons regarding Hillary’s private email server or the Clinton Foundation just because he said his top priorities are things like healthcare and immigration. Even though Trump had already repeatedly and clearly stated that he would NOT take future investigations and prosecution of the Clintons off the table, Elisabeth Bumiller (Washington bureau chief) pressed him again by asking, “I just wanted to follow up on the question you were asked about not pursuing any investigations into Hillary Clinton. Did you mean both the email investigation and the foundation investigation — you will not pursue either one of those?” It’s important to note that there were two distinctly separate questions in her statement, both of which Trump was responding to when he said, “Yeah” in response to the question, “Did you mean both the email investigation and the foundation investigation?” And then in response to the question, “you will not pursue either one of those?” Trump again clearly stated, “look, you know we’ll have people that do things but my inclination would be, for whatever power I have on the matter, is to say let’s go forward. This has been looked at for so long. Ad nauseam. Let’s go forward. And you know, you could also make the case that some good work was done in the foundation and they could have made mistakes, etc. etc. I think it’s time, I think it’s time for people to say let’s go and solve some of the problems that we have, which are massive problems and, you know, I do think that they’ve gone through a lot. I think losing is going through a lot. It was a tough, it was a very tough evening for her. I think losing is going through a lot. So, for whatever it’s worth, my, my attitude is strongly we have to go forward, we have so many different problems to solve, I don’t think we have to delve back in the past. I also think that would be a very divisive, well I think it would be very divisive, you know I’m talking about bringing together, and then they go into all sorts of stuff, I think it would be very, very divisive for the country.” So despite being a bit “squishy” when repeatedly hammered AFTER very clearly and unambiguously stating his position regarding future investigations and prosecutions of the Clintons, Trump still didn’t say he’d do anything to stop or interfere with such investigations and/or prosecutions of Hillary Clinton or anything related to the Clinton Foundation. In fact, he correctly pointed out the obvious–that he has little say in matters like that since they’d be handled by others and was just expressing his personal preference because he wants to get on with the business of making America great again!
President-elect Donald Trump graciously extended an olive branch to the Clintons and Democrats for the sake of healing our country, but he also understood that they should be brought to justice and reasonably expected Jeff Sessions to do that as Attorney General. So it’s no wonder President Trump is disappointed that Attorney General Sessions has allowed a totally unchecked witch hunt to be unleashed in an effort to destroy him, his family and anyone associated with him; especially since there isn’t a similar investigation (and never was) into the indisputable Clinton crimes and corruption, as well as the corruption of the Obama administration, including the Justice Department, FBI and various intelligence agencies. So no matter how many times we hear otherwise, the truth is that President Trump never said he wouldn’t ask for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation. And while he clearly prefers to focus on creating jobs, fixing our failing healthcare system and protecting our country by enforcing and improving our current immigration laws, the only way to really put the Clintons and all their scandals behind us as a nation is to investigate and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, especially now that we know the previous FBI investigation was a total sham and a very dark blot on America’s system of justice, where ALL Americans are supposed to be equal under the law. So make no mistake, the American people who elected Donald Trump will never be satisfied with Hillary Clinton merely losing a presidential campaign and getting a slap on the wrist when we all know she blatantly and arrogantly broke laws that would put anyone else in jail if not protected by a corrupt administration, Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation! That’s because we know that upholding the laws and Constitution of the United States of America is essential to making America great again, which is why we elected a “law and order” President!