UPDATE: Trump Says He Won't Take Clinton Investigations Off the Table

UPDATE, 2:00pm ET: In a meeting with New York Times reporters, President-elect Donald Trump said he would not take the investigations of the Clintons off the table.

Two reporters tweeted from inside the meeting, as Trump also expressed the view that Clinton "suffered greatly" and that it would be "very, very divisive for the country" to prosecute the Clintons.

Trump says "no" when asked if he is taking investigations off the table for Clintons but adds he doesn't want to "hurt the Clintons."

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 22, 2016

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) November 22, 2016

"I think it would be very very divisive for the country," Trump says about prosecuting the Clintons.

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 22, 2016

Trump is pressed if he has definitively ruled out prosecuting Hillary Clinton. “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about."

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) November 22, 2016

(Original story below)

Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said this morning that President-elect Donald Trump does not plan to pursue any new charges against Hillary Clinton over her private emails or in connection with alleged pay-to-play at the Clinton Foundation.

"I think when the president-elect ... tells you before he's even inaugurated he doesn't wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members [of Congress]," Conway said in an interview on MSNBC.

She added that Clinton "still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don't find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that's a good thing."

Trump repeatedly said during the campaign that Clinton should be investigated by a special prosecutor, as his throngs of supporters often chanted "lock her up!"

In the second debate in October, he declared "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation."

Conway said this morning that Trump is looking to move away from the heated rhetoric of the campaign.

"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 are not among them,” she added.

In a "60 Minutes" interview last week, Trump said the Clintons are "good people" and he didn't "want to hurt them" following the tough campaign.

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