Trump wants to move past Clinton investigations

Posted at 7:07 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 19:07:10-05

NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to move on from years of investigations of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

He tells The New York Times that prosecuting the Clintons "would be very, very divisive for the country." He says he doesn't want "to hurt the Clintons," adding that he doesn't think his supporters will be disappointed once he explains that "we, in many ways, will save our country."

The Times is publishing excerpts via Twitter of its interview Tuesday with Trump. The newspaper didn't immediately release a transcript.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway earlier in the day told MSNBC that Trump was sending a signal to congressional Republicans to abandon years of investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email server and the deadly raid on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

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