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Trump backs off pledge to 'lock her up'

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>> Some Trump supporters, not happy. Ultra right-wing site Breitbart, where Trump's newly appointed chief strategist Steven Bannon is executive chairman, blasting Trump's decision as a broken promise.
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The decision conveyed by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Reuters correspondent, Emily Stephenson.>> I suspect there are a couple things going on here. One is that the FBI has already said that they would not recommend charges on this. Probably, the Trump people are looking at it and seeing that they might not be be successful.
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And surely he doesn't think it's terribly productive, if he wants to try and work with Democrats in Congress, if he is continually antagonizing
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e person that they ran for president.>> Trump's about face on Clinton's surprising for a man who once whipped up crowds into chanting, lock her up, and had this noted exchange with her during one of their debates.
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>> It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.>> Because you'd be in jail.>> Secretary Clinton.>>
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But by Tuesday afternoon, throwing them a bone, telling the New York Times a future investigation isn't totally off the table.>> The news coming on the same day it was revealed his own charity, the Donald Trump Foundation, admitted on tax forms it illegally transferred funds to those considered disqualified persons, such as a foundation employee, family member, or Trump-owned business.
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No word on whether those funds include Trump's reported spending of Foundation money on two self portraits, and to settle lawsuits involving his for-profit businesses.