The morning after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, his campaign manager did not rule out the possibility that the president-elect would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton.
Kellyanne Conway did not directly address the question on MSNBC, saying that discussion would come “all in due time.”
She remained vague on CNN when asked a similar question.
“We didn’t discuss that last night and he did not discuss that with Hillary Clinton on the phone,” Conway said, smiling. She said that Trump had called for “unity” after winning the election.
When pressed, she added: “Let me repeat that there’s divisiveness all the way around.”
During the second presidential debate, Trump had threatened to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s emails, something he had made a central issue in his campaign.
“I didn’t think I’d say this and I’m going to say it and I hate to say it,” Trump said Oct. 9. “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 going to have a special prosecutor.”
Questions about Clinton’s emails arose again late in the campaign after FBI Director James B. Comey announced Oct. 28 that the agency would examine newly discovered emails connected to the former Secretary of State.
After investigators worked “around the clock” to review the emails, Comey said “we have not changed our conclusions expressed in July.”
In July, Comey had said the FBI was finished investigating the Clinton email matter and that there would be no criminal charges.
On Wednesday, Conway also offered “one small piece of unsolicited advice for all of us, for everyone” on MSNBC, saying that Trump “listened to the people.”
“There is a great essential goodness in America, and people are wise and they care about each other and they care about this country and he tapped into that,” Conway said.