The Trump campaign has not yet ruled out arresting or appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, causing some to wonder if the president-elect may still do so.
“I would need to discuss that with him," Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, said on Nov. 9, Death and Taxes Magazine reports.
"I think you heard his own words last night to the extent that one man can as president and Vice President [Mike] Pence, who is phenomenal, they’re looking to unify the country," Conway continued. "We haven’t discussed that in recent days. I think that it’s all in good time. We also — I think that Donald Trump proved, too, that even amidst a corrupt and rigged system where people are forgotten and don’t feel like they can get a fair shot, they can rise up on Election Day and express their voice.”
The vague response added speculation, as did Trump supporters' cries of "lock her up" at many rallies only the night before.
In a debate, Donald Trump once told the audience if elected president, he would investigate Clinton more closely, The Washington Post reports.
“I didn’t think I’d say this, but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it," said Trump. "But 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.”
After Hillary Clinton remarked at the time it's a good thing somebody with "the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country," Trump unleashed the words that sparked controversy:
"Because you’d be in jail."
Conway later defended Trump stating the response was simply a "quip."
During his victory speech, Trump said, "it is time for us to come together as one united people."
He also publicly expressed appreciation for Clinton, stating she had “worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”