WASHINGTON: A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday refused to rule out prosecuting Democrat Hillary Clinton or investigating the foundation run by former president Bill Clinton.
Ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (pictured), a likely member of the incoming president’s cabinet, told CNN that it was a “tough decision” on whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to look into possible illegal Clinton activities, as Trump threatened to do on the campaign trail.
“It’s been a tradition in our politics to put things behind us. On the other hand you have to look at how bad was it?” he said.
“Equal administration of justice. It’s one of our most important principles,” he said.
Trump in August called for a special prosecutor — an independent outsider — to probe the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation, claiming while on the campaign trail that the FBI and the Justice Department could not be trusted to impartially investigate the case.
Trump suggested that the foundation allowed Clinton to set up a “pay for play” scheme while she was the US secretary of state. — AFP