Hillary Clinton 'special prosecutor' decision to be made 'in due time', says Donald Trump's campaign manager

Hillary Clinton 'Special prosecutor' discussion to be held "in due time", says Donald Trump's campaign manager

Kellyanne Conway

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign manager has refused to deny that a special prosecutor will be appointed to examine Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC today, shortly after Trump's shock election victory, that while the President-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are "looking to unify the country", a discussion on Clinton will be held "in due time."

Clinton's emails have been investigated at length by the FBI. The Bureau reopened the investigation just a couple of weeks ago in response to the discovery of a fresh tranche of emails, but cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing on the eve of the election, echoing a judgement made over the summer.

During the election campaign Trump made great play of the controversy surrounding Clinton's emails. In the second presidential debate, he told Clinton "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. There have never been so many lies."

He also called his rival "crooked Hillary" and promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption. However in his victory speech this morning Trump was quick to congratulate Clinton on her performance during the election campaign.